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
Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]
We’re fighting every step of the way to win our case on “sleep ins” – making sure care workers who stay overnight with the vulnerable people they care for receive the pay they deserve for their work. And this week we were granted permission to take our case to the Supreme Court.
- 24 May 2018 12:00pm–3:00pm
- The Grange Moor Hotel 4-8 St Michael’s Road Maidstone ME16 8BS
Join representatives from UNISON’s Home Counties Community & Voluntary Sector branch for an information and discussion forum on Sleep in Payments. Discussions at the event will include: Understanding what people are paid at the moment What is the legal position? How this issue affects you as a worker. Do invite your colleagues that are non-members […]
Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins
UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company
Commenting on the government’s announcement of additional support for social care providers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This announcement is a huge blow for low-paid workers. Each year, care workers are collectively cheated of £130m in wages, but this outrageous state of affairs has failed to prompt any meaningful reaction from the government. “Now ministers see […]
Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. […]
Now there’s the chance to clarify the law once and for all
Like on the Employment Tribunal Fees case, we believe that we have a strong case, with both the facts and what’s right on our side.