Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

Protecting Haringey home care workers with new charter

Care workers in the London borough of Haringey are to be given the time and support they need to do their work, through a new ethical charter. Haringey Council has signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter, which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of home care workers’ and give them […]

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

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Angela Rayner MP speaking

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

Local MPs and care workers protest in Haringey calling for the fairer treatment of homecare workers

MPs and care workers are staging a protest today (Thursday) outside Haringey Civic Centre in Wood Green, calling on the council to do its bit to improve conditions for homecare staff across the borough. David Lammy and Catherine West are getting together with homecare workers to urge the London Borough of Haringey to sign and […]

council and union representatives gather at desk and signing the charter

Scottish council signs care charter

North Ayrshire becomes latest local authority to put its name to union’s Ethical Care Charter, committing itself to standards for home care services and working conditions

Nottinghamshire County Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s standards for homecare, carers and those needing care

UNISON’s biggest ever homecare legal case over workers paid as little as £3.27 an hour

Seventeen homecare workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey are taking care company Sevacare and the council to court.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

Nottingham signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

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

Care workers continue to be denied the minimum wage

MPs praise UNISON’s campaign to support care workers who are ‘illegally’ under paid

UNISON calls for action to end the homecare wages scandal

Tens of thousands of care workers across England and Wales are still being paid less than the minimum wage because councils are not insisting that homecare companies pay staff their travel time, a UNISON report is warning today (Wednesday). More than three quarters (76 per cent) of councils in England don’t stipulate in their contracts […]

Help stop the illegal underpayment of homecare workers

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