Search tagged national minimum wage

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

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 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Care firms shamed are just the tip of the iceberg, says UNISON

Commenting on the 360 employers named and shamed today (Wednesday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failing to pay the national minimum wage, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This list fails to shame the larger care firms who are equally guilty of denying staff a fair wage. Those in the spotlight today are just […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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.

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

One wage for all ages

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid less than the minimum wage will have to wait until at least October for the money they are owed after a government announcement this week. UNISON Dave Prentis reacted sharply to the government ‘compromise’, calling it “a huge blow for low-paid workers”. The […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

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 […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Minimum wage rates increase

New minimum wage rates come into force across UK, including ‘national living wage’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

A care worker is one of the protagonists of Sorry We Missed You, working so hard for others that there’s no time left for her own family

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.