Strike ballot over plans to axe 155 community care jobs and slash salaries

UNISON members employed by Cornerstone Community Care in the West of Scotland are being balloted on industrial action following proposals to cut 155 support workers jobs

Conference says NHS privatisation gravy train must be stopped

Delegates discuss motions on acting to defend the National Health Service, and social care

Care workers need time to care, conference hears

UNISON’s ethical care charter calls for ‘an end to care by the minute; an end to care by the pound; and end to zero hours contracts’

On the agenda: an alternative to austerity

UNISON’s national delegate conference meets in Liverpool next week to set the union’s priorities for the year ahead

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Making ends meet: a homecare support worker

Nicky Sutton loves her job. But on £500 a month, she says, ‘The truth is, it’s just tough’

Social care and homecare seminar covers many topics

Seminar encourages members to get involved in campaigns

MPs debate the problems facing homecare workers

Discussion in Parliament is informed by the work of UNISON and the experiences of members working in homecare

Up to 200,000 homecare workers ‘paid less than minimum wage’ says UNISON

Flouting of minimum wage law must be challenged, says the union.

Home care system in crisis, warns UNISON

Councils cannot wash their hands of their responsibilities, stresses the union

New council cuts will hit more vital services, says UNISON

Local councils are under government cosh, says union, and tells Eric Pickles to ‘get into the real world’

UNISON signs recognition agreement with Norse group

Council-owned company is ‘genuine example of best practice in the private sector’ says union.

UNISON launches ethical care campaign

UNISON launches campaign to raise standards in homecare