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

The entrance of the Supreme Court

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’

Care workers strike against pay cuts

Some 120 UNISON members in Bath and north east Somerset take action over employers’ ‘work-for-free’ proposals

Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON

24 May 2018 Embargo: 00.01hrs Friday 25 May 2018 Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON National care charity – Community Integrated Care (CIC) – is subjecting its staff to such a degree of surveillance that they are unable to care for vulnerable people properly, says UNISON today (Friday). CIC employees […]

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

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

General election 2017: Social care

With just a few days until the election UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on social care – one of the issues that matter most to our members

UNISON organiser Lynn Hackett standing in front of placard reading 'UNISON speaking up for public services'

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day

More money for social care is needed – but what does that mean for your area?

Adult social care is in crisis, but UNISON has a solution – find out how UNISON’s proposal to use a £2.4bn business rate surplus in England would affect funding in your area

Care cuts crisis leaving older people without adequate care, says UNISON

Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today (Friday). The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and day services, and looking […]

Nottingham signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

East Midlands council signs up to quality care and fair pay during National Carers’ Week

Across our country those who the vulnerable rely upon are being let down

Vitally important care workers are being paid far less than the absolute basic minimum that they should receive: nearly 20 years on from the establishment of a minimum wage in this country, that should be a source of national embarrassment

Help stop the illegal underpayment of homecare workers

Email your MP to add their voice to tomorrow’s (23 March) Westminster Hall debate

Milton Keynes signs up to UNISON ethical care charter

Ethical Care Charter commits council to living wage and not using zero-hours contracts or 15-minute visits, giving dignity to vulnerable people