Pay staff fairly to tackle care recruitment crisis

Care work is fulfilling but tough and isn’t to be taken on a whim

‘One job’ rule without pay pledge could plunge care staff into poverty and put residents at risk

Government must guarantee staff can work additional hours or get compensation for lost wages

Overhauling care sector is the answer to staff shortages

High vacancy rates show system is broken

Blog: A union with plenty to shout about

An active and vital union, supporting our fabulous members

Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay, says UNISON 

Christina McAnea says shameful employment practices and low wages need tackling

Prime Minister should take responsibility and not blame others for care home failings

Poor government decision making at the heart of problems

A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths

Fundamental reform is needed to create a system fit for the future

New care home death figures show government claims of protecting the sector ​ring hollow

Never again should the concerns of staff​, unions and employers be ignored

Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue’

Government should remove the charge for all migrant workers

Care home deaths expose social care system ‘unfit for purpose’, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says complete overhaul needed so no one is left unprotected again

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated’

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
hands clapping for care workers

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated: paid living wages, with proper job security and career structures.’

Representation of people learning remotely

Coronavirus: online learning update

New resources available for health and safety reps and care workers at our dedicated learning.unison.org.uk site

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Frontline staff need real protection

UNISON says ‘desperate measures’ in leaked plans could lead to preventable deaths

‘I am not going to stop working’: on the care frontline during COVID-19

‘Everybody is worried about the virus. Carers are worried for themselves, and worried for our clients too’