Chancellor Rishi Sunak with the red Budget box

‘Make it a workers’ budget,’ UNISON urges chancellor

General secretary to call for an end to the pay freeze, real living wage for care workers and proper investment in local government

Gloved hand holding vial of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers in England

UNISON welcomes announcement that care workers who haven’t had a dose yet can make an appointment

‘I can’t afford to retire’ – why carers need a living wage

Three out of four care workers don’t earn the living wage. UNISON vice president Sian Stockham is one of them and is leading the fight to raise carers’ pay

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

‘I can’t afford to retire’ – why carers need a living wage

Three out of four care workers don’t earn the living wage. UNISON vice president Sian Stockham is one of them and she’s leading the national fight to raise carers’ pay

Overhauling care sector is the answer to staff shortages

High vacancy rates show system is broken

Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON

Prime minister must fix social care for good

Care funding must get through to those who need it, says UNISON

Ministers must get tough with care employers

Government urged to act after major minimum wage win by homecare workers, says UNISON

Legal win has implication for thousands of workers

Government mustn’t sleepwalk into further care home catastrophe, says UNISON

Plan needed for care homes and infection control fund must be extended

Care staff aren’t getting proper sick pay promised by ministers, UNISON survey shows

Survey reveals failure of basic measures to halt infection spread

Care home death toll highlights urgent need for reform, says UNISON

Sick pay for staff essential to limit spread

More mental health support needed for health and care workers, says UNISON

Commenting on Labour’s plans published today (Monday) for a mental health package for NHS and care staff, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Health and care staff have been working under huge pressures over the past few months, while most of us have been safe at home. “Fears about falling ill, passing the virus on […]

Care staff death rate a national scandal, says UNISON

Social care needs top-to-toe reform

Care worker pay deductions must be tackled to stop hardship and control virus spread

Some workers going unpaid while following safety guidance

Catalogue of errors contributed to catastrophic care death toll, says UNISON

Care sector was out of sight, out of mind