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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.

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.

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.

Frontline staff need real protection

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

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

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

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.

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.

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

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

Article, News on the UNISON National 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.

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON

Whilst UNISON enjoyed the sun and the World Cup as much as the next union, we also didn’t let them stop us working as hard as ever on behalf of our members. Here are just some of our highlights from July

Article on the UNISON National site.

Care workers strike against pay cuts

Some 120 UNISON members in Bath and north east Somerset take action over employers’ ‘work-for-free’ proposals

Article on the UNISON National site.

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’

Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.