TRADE unionists urged caution yesterday over Salford City Council plans to launch a worker-owned social enterprise company to take over services for vulnerable people.
The Labour-run council in Greater Manchester is proposing to transfer 400 directly employed staff into the new company...
Thursday 26th Mar 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
An anonymous care worker describes her daily grind of overwork, impossibly timed appointments and insecure employment
Sunday 8th Mar 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Ros Wynne-Jones talks to a carer whose union helped her fight back against her swindling privateer employers
Care workers have faced 33 per cent wage cuts as Con-Dem austerity cascades down through council budgets and into bargain-bin outsourced services.
Carers’ union GMB said yesterday that staff at Surrey provider Prospect Housing and London provider Choice Support had seen salaries...
Tuesday 10th Feb 2015
Care workers demanded action yesterday to plug a nightmare £1.1 billion black hole in council finances linked by experts to a growing crisis in England’s A&E departments.
GMB union national officer Justin Bowden attacked a generation of politicians for being in denial...
Thursday 29th Jan 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Councils will have to divert £1.1 billion from services such as libraries and fixing potholes because of the “escalating” cost of caring for the elderly, a new report published today has warned.The Local Government Association said funding cuts were adding to...
Wednesday 28th Jan 2015
Thursday 22nd Jan 2015
Wednesday 3rd Dec 2014
Workers fight to save Leeds's last three dementia homes
Tuesday 18th Nov 2014
The government and media are using child abuse scandals to promote the privatisation of children’s care, warns STEVEN WALKER
Tuesday 4th Nov 2014