UNISON member and care worker Nicole Stanfield Caile went to Parliament recently to put the case for care workers
UNISON responds to the Public Accounts Committee report
UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’
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 […]
Research reveals the pressure on councils
The government should be using the growing surplus of centrally-collected business rates to ease the pressure on councils, not encouraging them to shift the care burden onto hard pressed local taxpayers and create an unfair postcode lottery of care.
Responding to today’s (Thursday) announcement by the government on social care funding, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government cuts to council budgets helped cause the crisis in social care. Yet rather than own up and take responsibility, ministers are simply passing the buck to local councils. “Social care needs a substantial injection of new […]
Commenting on the complete absence of help in the Autumn Statement for social care or the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Hopes were raised the Chancellor would conjure up extra cash for social care, and ease the burden on the NHS and local councils struggling to keep a lid on the growing crisis. […]
It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.
Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]