Scottish council signs charter committing it to standards for care workers and those they care for
adult social care
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
Elderly and vulnerable people in residential care homes are being left in re-used continence pads, denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end because of severe staff shortages, according to a survey published today (Sunday) by UNISON. The vast majority (83 per cent) of care workers say they are so rushed […]
Mencap has agreed to pay care workers above the national minimum wage for sleep-ins, following a successful campaign by UNISON. The charity has been in dispute with UNISON over its failure to pay care staff the minimum wage when providing on-call night care. Some carers had previously been paid a flat rate of £25 for a […]
Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their care.
UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day