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Magic March

March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.

Article, Magazine, News on the UNISON National site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid below the minimum wage will have to wait until October for the money they are owed after a government announcement today

Article on the UNISON National site.

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

Article on the UNISON National site.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Care workers continue to be denied the minimum wage

MPs praise UNISON’s campaign to support care workers who are ‘illegally’ under paid

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

15 minutes of shame – stories from Britain’s Homecare Frontline

Part of the Save Care Now! campaign – a briefing outlining the real stories of homecare workers and the families of care users. A powerful and moving read.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Conference attacks increasing use of zero-hours contracts

Local government conference hears of the negative impacts on Black, migrant, women and LGBT workers of zero-hours contracts

Article on the UNISON National site.

Heath and social care survey reveals ‘areas of concern’

Violence at work and discrimination are among issues in need of urgent action, while threat of privatisation still looms

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges members to lobby their MPs over new ‘gagging law’

New law threatens to gag charities, NGOs, blogs, think-tanks, trade unions and other campaigning organisations by severely restricting how much money they can spend on political campaigning in the year running up to a general election

Article on the UNISON National site.

How is austerity affecting the LGBT community?

Help our research to uncover the effect austerity is having, whether you are an LGBT service user or working providing services

Article on the UNISON National site.

Homecare workers lose out on travel time pay

Study shows that one third of care workers are not being paid for travel time between clients and earn less than minimum wage

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Home care system in crisis, warns UNISON

Councils cannot wash their hands of their responsibilities, stresses the union

Article on the UNISON National site.

Ethical Care campaign travel time leaflet

Leaflet aimed at homecare workers asking whether they are paid for their travel between visits. Part of our pay up for travel time campaign.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Travel time and the national minimum wage – local government guide

Bargaining Support Guide

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISONs 10 point plan for adult social work

This leaflet outlines UNISONs vision for a 10 point plan for improving adult social work services including a planned programme of investment and national standards on acceptable caseloads

Media on the UNISON National site.