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What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated’

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New TUC research shows a national care system is needed fast

New TUC research showing that seven in 10 councils in the East of England are spending less per capita on adult social care than 2010 shows we “can’t wait any longer” for a national care system, UNISON Eastern says today. The TUC report, Fixing Social Care shows that overall social care spending per head across […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Frontline staff need real protection

UNISON says ‘desperate measures’ in leaked plans could lead to preventable deaths

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care workers win in Bath

Care and health workers have been told that their roles will be returning to Bath and North East Somerset Council

News on the UNISON National site.

It’s time to value our care workers

Birmingham care workers are on strike because the council thinks they’re an easy target for cuts

Article on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

The residential care system is failing the elderly, says UNISON

Elderly and vulnerable people in residential care homes are being left in re-used continence pads, denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end because of severe staff shortages, according to a survey published today (Sunday) by UNISON. The vast majority (83 per cent) of care workers say they are so rushed […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

The disclosure and barring scheme

Media on the UNISON National site.

Overhauling care sector is the answer to staff shortages

High vacancy rates show system is broken

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON slams Plymouth care firm failing to pay workers

UNISON has branded 1st Call Home Care a disgrace after finding the Plymouth care firm failing to pay workers a month’s wages. The company, which employs around 100 staff across six care homes in Plymouth, claimed the lack of pay was “a glitch”. Despite promises to deal with the issue by the end of Friday, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

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

Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Give all councils greater share of business rates to fund social care, says UNISON

All local authorities in England should be allowed to keep a greater share than they do currently of business rates so they can afford to fund social care properly, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union is urging the government to grant councils better terms along similar lines to a deal agreed earlier this month with […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated: paid living wages, with proper job security and career structures.’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.