Care sector couldn’t function without its migrant workforce, says UNISON

A national care service and a fair pay agreement for care staff are needed to reform the care service

MPs pledge to support a national care service

A UNISON event at parliament sought to ignite the political will in Westminster to make a national care service a reality

From left to right, Andrew Gwynne MP, Christina McAnea, Wes Streeting MP and Andrew Harrop - general secretary of the Fabians society sit at the top table of the national care service summit hosted at UNISON centre, a national care service summit graphic on a tv screen behind them.

Making a national care service – from roadmap to reality

UNISON hosted the Fabian Society’s National Care Service Summit, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the practicalities of creating a national care service

Julia Mwaluke receiving the award

UNISON vice president leads organising team in care pay wins

Julia Mwaluke has led a successful local campaign to get over 100 care employers to pledge to pay workers the foundation living wage

Jackie Lewis speaking at UNISON's local government conference 2023

Care workers take centre stage at local government conference

“Insourcing, insourcing, insourcing is the solution to market failure”, delegates hear

Care workers in Liverpool

Care workers in Liverpool secure living wage

Wirral, Knowsley and Liverpool councils have committed to paying carers Foundation Living Wage

elderly woman with carer

Care workers in Powys face fire and rehire

Care workers in Powys have been stripped of their paid break times and must now work longer hours

Five UNISON members hold signs saying 'we are a living wage champion'

Greater Manchester care workers win Living Wage award

UNISON members have secured the Living Wage for care workers in six out of ten Manchester councils

Care staff announce strikes over fire and rehire plans

St Monica Trust workers line up five strike days

Absence of sick pay for care workers shows system needs reform

Survey shows extent of inadequate sick pay

Care bosses taking home 13 times wages of workers, says UNISON report

Urgent reform of care is the answer

Infection rates will rise and care workers will abandon sector as financial lifeline ends

Abandoning infection control fund will stop people isolating

The hall at community conference 2022

Care workers put their lives on the line for £8.72 an hour during COVID

When UNISON’s community service group held it’s conference in Glasgow last week, pay for social care workers was top of the agenda

Improving pay is the way to solve care staffing crisis

Slick ad campaign glosses over exploitation and lack of sick pay

Urgent action needed to fix care staffing, says UNISON

Pay hike and total overhaul required