‘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

Care workers looking after sick and elderly still not getting regular Covid tests

Government failing on pledge to test staff every seven days

Care workers left high and dry by chancellor

Government money not enough to fix broken care system

Care staff deserve equal pay with the NHS

Reform of the care sector is long overdue

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

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.’

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‘We are in the business of protecting the most vulnerable people’

Community conference sets out key policies in social care, housing, health and safety and much more

Stoke-on-Trent council scraps care pay cuts

UNISON regional organiser Tony Jones said the plans were in effect a 20% pay cut for members

Care workers win in Bath

Care and health workers have been told that their roles will be returning to Bath and North East Somerset Council

UNISON takes a step forward at Cornerstone

Central Arbitration Committee says union’s bid for statutory recognition can go head at Scottish care charity

It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

‘The only people who will deliver for social care workers are this union,’ conference delegates hear

UNISON notches up a win in battle for care homes

UNISON campaign sees council agree to keep one home open and pledge no compulsory redundancies

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Blog: Proud to stand with the Sirona Care workers

This is completely unacceptable. Care workers should be able to focus on delivering compassionate care, and shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay or losing their jobs. Never mind pay cuts, they should be receiving far better pay for the vital work they do – and as vital workers who provide dignity and respect for our loved ones, the very least they deserve is dignity and respect in return from those who pay their wages.

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work