Exploitation of care workers must end, says UNISON

Labour’s move to close legal loophole is welcome

Elderly woman with carer

UNISON urges councils to ensure care staff are properly paid

Call comes after the government ‘names and shames’ companies in England and Wales for flouting minimum wage legislation

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New minimum wages rates take effect from today

New minimum pay rates come into force for many key workers, including care staff

Ken Loach’s powerful new film on the plight of precarious workers

The acclaimed director and his writer Paul Laverty speak about ‘Sorry We Missed You’, about a care worker and a delivery driver at the end of their tether

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One wage for all ages

UNISON launches #OneWageAnyWage campaign is it celebrates 20 years of the national minimum wage

Blog: Fighting for a real Living Wage for all, 20 years on from the national minimum wage

Twenty years on from the bold, landmark decision to establish a National Minimum Wage, it is time for a new landmark – a real Living Wage for all, regardless of age, that everyone in work can afford to live on. Doing so would meet the original aim of the National Minimum Wage – a decent salary for all. And that is what our union will continue to fight for.

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UNISON urges vigilance as new minimum wages rates are due

Union says stewards need to make sure employers are paying the proper amounts when the new wage rates come into force on 1 April

UNISON puts pressure on Treasury to increase universal credit work allowance

The government must reverse its cuts to universal credit so that workers are allowed to keep more of the money they earn every month, says UNISON today (Thursday). Millions of workers on the minimum wage will only see a fraction of any increase, says the union, unless their monthly work allowance goes up too. This […]

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

Bolton hospital workers to ballot on action for pay parity

Wholly-owned subsidiary pays staff less than directly-employed workers after failing to implement NHS pay rise

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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’

Are you receiving universal credit? Have your say

UNISON is looking for people who are on the national minimum wage – currently £7.50 an hour – and who also get universal credit

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

Care companies must give back pay to staff who do sleep-ins, says UNISON

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions