Southampton District branch notches up a win in battle for care homes

Our Southampton District branch has marked a victory in its fight for staff and residents at two council-owned care homes in the city, with the council’s decision ‘in principle’ to keep one open and promise no compulsory redundancies. Last year, the council announced its intention to close the last two care homes it owns, Glen […]

Social care wages scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. […]

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 […]