A CAMPAIGN against whistle-stop home care visits is played out in a satirical film released today featuring former soap actress Claire Sweeney.
The “indignity” of the 15-minute slots is presented in a new video commissioned by public service union Unison showing the former...
Thursday 6th Apr 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Campaigners demand action as care costs soar
Monday 5th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Voluntary sector care worker HANNAH LAYLAND tells of the human cost of council budget cutbacks
Wednesday 6th Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
ARE giants are breaking international law by paying workers less than the minimum wage, their union said yesterday.
In a submission to a UN committee, Unison said workers were pushed away from reporting concerns about their working conditions by a “climate of fear.”
Thursday 16th Jun 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
RIP-OFF home-care privateers are paying tens of thousands of their workers less than the minimum wage, carers’ union Unison revealed yesterday.
Unison said firms are refusing to pay staff for the time they spend travelling between the homes of the people they care for and...
Wednesday 23rd Mar 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
TRADE unionists won a landmark victory yesterday against a care-home company whose health and safety failings led to a worker suffering serious injuries.
GMB Scotland had fought a five-year battle with Cordia, an arms-length company run by Glasgow City Council, after careworker Tracey...
Thursday 11th Feb 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
THE Scottish government instructed contract care service privateers working for local authorities to pay their staff a living wage of £8.25 an hour yesterday.
But general union GMB says Holyrood should provide the cash for the living wage — and not expect local authorities...
Friday 5th Feb 2016
84% of workers have no time for friendly chat
Saturday 30th Jan 2016
PLANS to restrict zero-hours work for homecare workers and ensure they are paid the minimum wage are being unveiled in Wales today.
The Welsh government is aiming to stave off a recruitment and retention crisis among carers who support people to live at home.
Health and Social...
Tuesday 19th Jan 2016
Firm must pay for travel time between clients
Saturday 9th Jan 2016