Social care charity goes beyond the real living wage for frontline staff

Move follows in-house trial that showed the positive impact of enhanced pay on recruitment and retention

How to help members facing bereavement

COVID-19 has seen UNISON members having to deal with intense levels of grief – both personally and as part of their jobs. But UNISON can help

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UNISON to step up campaigns on pay and social care reform

NEC agrees to ‘turn the temperature up on pay’, focus on public services in the lead up to the 6 May elections and maintain an international outlook

Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory

Long-running strike looks to be over

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

Care workers vote to strike over threat to sleep-in payments

UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

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%) […]

The Birmingham homecare workers fighting for their jobs

Homecare workers are not taking proposed changes to their contracts lying down

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

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UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

‘We believe the Court of Appeal got this decision completely wrong and will do everything we can to reverse it’

Welsh Government cracks down on zero-hour contracts in homecare

UNISON praises ‘one step forward in dealing with the complex issue of precarious employment’

Government should listen to MPs on social care, says UNISON

A new ‘bill of rights’ recommended today (Friday) by MPs for care workers to end low pay and high job turnover rates has been welcomed by UNISON. This key reform has been proposed by the Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) in a report into the funding and provision of adult social care. The Committee […]

Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

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 […]

UNISON’s biggest ever homecare legal case over workers paid as little as £3.27 an hour

Seventeen homecare workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey are taking care company Sevacare and the council to court.