Search tagged minimum wage

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.

Care firms shamed are just the tip of the iceberg, says UNISON

Commenting on the 360 employers named and shamed today (Wednesday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failing to pay the national minimum wage, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This list fails to shame the larger care firms who are equally guilty of denying staff a fair wage. Those in the spotlight today are just […]

News, Press release 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.

One wage for all ages

UNISON launches #OneWageAnyWage campaign is it celebrates 20 years of the national minimum wage

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON evidence to Low Pay Commission 2017

Media on the UNISON National site.

Supplementary evidence 2017 – NPI report on Young Adults and the Minimum Wage

Media on the UNISON National site.

Zero-hours contracts give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers, says UNISON

Responding to Office of National Statistics figures published today (Wednesday) that show that the number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased to 905,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Zero-hours contracts are everywhere in social care. They give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers and silence employees who fear they’ll lose hours if they […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government needs to get tougher with the minimum wage cheats, says UNISON

Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness of the minimum wage among low-paid workers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The minimum wage was introduced nearly two decades ago but still there are employers who think they’re above the law. “Rather than spend money on expensive PR campaigns, the government should […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The truth about the cuts: the social worker

UNISON members reveal how cuts in services affect both them and the people in their care

Article on the UNISON National site.

This isn’t a “living wage” – it’s a rebranded minimum wage

From today, many low-paid workers will begin to receive the so-called “national living wage” – of course, the new wage level is anything but

General secretary's blog, 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 less than the minimum wage will have to wait until at least October for the money they are owed after a government announcement this week. UNISON Dave Prentis reacted sharply to the government ‘compromise’, calling it “a huge blow for low-paid workers”. The […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

NPI report – Apprentices and the minimum wage

Media on the UNISON National site.

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’

Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Minimum wage rates increase

New minimum wage rates come into force across UK, including ‘national living wage’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.