City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process
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.
‘We believe the Court of Appeal got this decision completely wrong and will do everything we can to reverse it’
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 […]
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 […]
East Midlands council signs up to quality care and fair pay during National Carers’ Week
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
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