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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.

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.

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.

UNISON vows to build care campaign

Conference pledges to campaign on funding crisis and step up action to organise workers

Article on the UNISON National site.

Trauma and bereavement: some useful resources for UNISON members in social care

UNISON members from across the UK have been telling us about the immense emotional toll that the coronavirus pandemic is having upon them. We know that our members are often the only person present at the death of clients and care home residents, who may be people they’ve known and cared for over many years, and have then had […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Cornwall Council signs Ethical Care Charter

Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall Council has today signed Unison’s Ethical Care Charter which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of homecare workers and ensure dignity in care delivery through a consistent, well […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths

Fundamental reform is needed to create a system fit for the future

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Prime Minister should take responsibility and not blame others for care home failings

Poor government decision making at the heart of problems

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘I am not going to stop working’: on the care frontline during COVID-19

‘Everybody is worried about the virus. Carers are worried for themselves, and worried for our clients too’

Article on the UNISON National site.

Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue’

Government should remove the charge for all migrant workers

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Fragmented and fragile: it’s time to fix social care

New report argues that care workers are overlooked, undervalued and in desperate need of investment

Article on the UNISON National site.

Plans to cut care workers’ pay on hold

Strike action on hold pending further talks

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to highlight crucial value of social care

New report published in run-up to government green paper

Article on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just doesn’t have the answers

Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their care.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.