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2 October 2013

Rochdale care workers dig in

"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

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Future Directions care workers on strike, August 2013, photo Hugh Caffrey

Future Directions care workers on strike, August 2013, photo Hugh Caffrey

31 August 2013

Carers at Future Directions continue their fight

Over 150 care workers marched through the town centre on Thursday to mark their 19th day of strike action

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1 July 2013

Rochdale 'Future Directions' strike solid

Strike action by 115 care workers in Rochdale continues. 150 joined a noisy demonstration of support through Rochdale on 29th June

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19 June 2013

Home care: Cuts and outsourcing equal abuse

Two Socialist Party members - a disabled activist and a support worker - explain the effects of cuts, outsourcing and 'personalisation' of care budgets

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28 May 2013

No future with Future Directions

North West Unison activists descended on Rochdale on the Bank Holiday weekend to support Unison members at 'social care' company Future Directions

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27 March 2013

Thera care workers prepare for action

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

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13 February 2013

Care workers fight cuts in pay and conditions

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...

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14 February 2012

Care workers suffering slashed wages

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

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30 November 2011

Who cares about home care?

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

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7 September 2011

Bristol marches against home care sell-off

'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

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9 March 2011

Care - condition critical

BIRMINGHAM CITY council is facing legal action from service users as it attempts to raise its criteria for entitlement to adult social care...

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Kettled students protesting against massive fees rise and the abolition of the EMA, photo Suzanne Beishon

Kettled students protesting against massive fees rise and the abolition of the EMA, photo Suzanne Beishon

8 December 2010

Cuts cost lives

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.

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Disabled people protest against cuts, photo S Civi

Disabled people protest against cuts, photo S Civi

11 November 2010

Attacks on disabled people's rights

A recent Observer exposé of the implications of Con-Dem cuts on one London borough described a nightmare scenario...

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18 August 2010

Bromley care workers fight privatisation and job cuts

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...

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Care workers protest at privatisation in Waltham Forest, photo Alison Hill

Care workers protest at privatisation in Waltham Forest, photo Alison Hill

7 October 2009

Social care in crisis

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.

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5 June 2009

Glasgow care workers' success

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.

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Unique Care workers on strike against management bullying and harrassment, photo Huddersfield SP

Unique Care workers on strike against management bullying and harrassment, photo Huddersfield SP

25 March 2009

The uncaring care sector

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.

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1 November 2007

Bolton care workers' dispute: Workers' determination yields first signs of success

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

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11 October 2007

Bolton care workers fight on

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

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4 October 2007

Care workers on strike

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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