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2 October 2013
"I'm on less money than I was 15 years ago. It's very difficult... you worry about whether you're going to lose your home." Striking care worker Karen Shatwell, explained on TV why she was on strike
31 August 2013
Over 150 care workers marched through the town centre on Thursday to mark their 19th day of strike action
1 July 2013
Strike action by 115 care workers in Rochdale continues. 150 joined a noisy demonstration of support through Rochdale on 29th June
19 June 2013
Two Socialist Party members - a disabled activist and a support worker - explain the effects of cuts, outsourcing and 'personalisation' of care budgets
28 May 2013
North West Unison activists descended on Rochdale on the Bank Holiday weekend to support Unison members at 'social care' company Future Directions
27 March 2013
The snow might have cancelled many events on 23 March but it did not prevent members and supporters of Thera workers in Unison South Derbyshire Health branch and Notts County Unison holding a protest
13 February 2013
Unison members in South Derbyshire healthcare branch are having an activity in Derby on Saturday afternoon, 16 February, to publicise how the Thera Trust treats its workforce...
14 February 2012
With only a quarter of care homes owned by local authorities, the rest - run by private companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations - generally pay much less to staff than the public sector, writes Sue Powell
30 November 2011
The Con-Dems don't: Two recent reports highlight the plight of the elderly in England and Wales. Firstly, the Office for National Statistics reported 25,700 deaths due to cold weather in 2010/11
7 September 2011
'Main political cliques all support privatisation': "Thank you, you are bloody marvellous," ended Bob Taylor's emotional speech at a Bristol rally on Saturday 3 September against the selling off of home care in the city
9 March 2011
BIRMINGHAM CITY council is facing legal action from service users as it attempts to raise its criteria for entitlement to adult social care...
8 December 2010
Council cuts put most vulnerable at risk: The Tory/Liberal-led Birmingham council is preparing to trim £300 million from its budget by 2014 by cutting 10,000 jobs and devastating services, a Unison member writes.
11 November 2010
A recent Observer exposé of the implications of Con-Dem cuts on one London borough described a nightmare scenario...
18 August 2010
Care workers in Bromley, south east London, will fight plans to end elderly and disabled home care, following a workplace meeting of 100 carers on Monday 16 August...
7 October 2009
Cuts, outsourcing and privatisation mean vulnerable adults and children are 'falling through the net'. Social care staff are struggling to cope with high caseloads, increasing red tape and worsening pay, terms and conditions at work.
Paul Couchman, a social care worker and branch secretary of Surrey County Unison writing in a personal capacity, analyses what is going on.
5 June 2009
After 21 weeks of strike action, the community service workers in Glasgow have voted to accept an offer from the council to end the dispute, writes Brian Smith, Glasgow Unison, personal capacity.
25 March 2009
Low wages, long hours, residents at risk: LAST YEAR, the TUC Commission on Vulnerable Employment report highlighted the care sector as having "some of the highest incidence of employment rights abuse." Since I was 19 I have worked in the care sector with the most vulnerable people in society, writes Janet Thompson.
1 November 2007
Since the beginning of October care workers in Bolton have been involved in industrial action to defend terms and conditions of employment which had supposedly been agreed on a national level.... By Robert Mitchell
11 October 2007
Bolton Council is attempting to cut holiday and sick pay for carers by removing the right to claim for 'sleep-ins' (overnight shifts in care homes – an essential part of many carers' duties and wages)... By Robert Mitchell
4 October 2007
Bolton: Bolton Council is attempting to cut holiday and sick pay for carers by removing the right to claim for 'sleep-ins', an essential part of many carers' duties and wages... By Robert Mitchell, Bolton Socialist Party
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