Employers must pay for time between visits to ensure fair wages
UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice
Thousands of care workers across England and Wales are being paid less than the national minimum wage because councils aren’t insisting that homecare companies pay for travel time, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON reveals that more than half (54%) of local authorities in England don’t state in their […]
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is due to show his support this evening (Tuesday) for homecare workers in Birmingham who have been involved in a year-long dispute over their pay and working hours. He is attending a solidarity rally in the city to pledge his continued backing for the staff who have so far taken […]
Dozens of Birmingham care workers are planning to travel to Liverpool today (Monday) to lobby delegates attending the Labour Party Conference over the City Council’s plans to cut their hours.
UNISON praises ‘one step forward in dealing with the complex issue of precarious employment’
March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.
Care system is creaking at the seams
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 […]