AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

UNISON releases figures as workers take a third day of action in fight against company cutting pay

Blog: Taking the sleep-ins fight to the Supreme Court

We’re fighting every step of the way to win our case on “sleep ins” – making sure care workers who stay overnight with the vulnerable people they care for receive the pay they deserve for their work. And this week we were granted permission to take our case to the Supreme Court.

Sleep-in appeal to the Supreme Court is extremely good news

Now there’s the chance to clarify the law once and for all

Care workers vote to strike over threat to sleep-in payments

UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

Blog: Why we’re fighting on over sleep-in payments

Like on the Employment Tribunal Fees case, we believe that we have a strong case, with both the facts and what’s right on our side.

The entrance of the Supreme Court

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’

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

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

UNISON criticises government announcement for social care providers

Commenting on the government’s announcement of additional support for social care providers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This announcement is a huge blow for low-paid workers. Each year, care workers are collectively cheated of £130m in wages, but this outrageous state of affairs has failed to prompt any meaningful reaction from the government. “Now ministers see […]

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 […]