North West Unison branches and Labour Councils lead the way in victories for careworkers

An absolutely HUGE week of wins for care workers across the North West! From campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/CareworkersvsCOVID19/ Knowsley Council confirms pay rise for social care workers to the real Living Wage of £9.30p/h and additional sick pay support for care workers during Coronavirus crisis Liverpool Council confirm a £6m investment to ensure all social careContinue reading “North West Unison branches and Labour Councils lead the way in victories for careworkers”

Merseyside care workers win full pay to self isolate or if sick with Covid-19

Sefton Council joined Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton’s local authorities to back trade union UNISON’s ‘Care Workers vs COVID-19’ campaign after hundreds of carers shared their ‘coronavirus horror stories.’ Liverpool City Council and Knowsley Council have both announced that they will pour money into local care services, (£6m and £2m respectively) in order to ensureContinue reading “Merseyside care workers win full pay to self isolate or if sick with Covid-19”

Government fails on PPE in social care

The government is advising on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through Public Health England (PHE). Currently their advise for carers working in the community can be found here:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/878750/T2_poster_Recommended_PPE_for_primary__outpatient__community_and_social_care_by_setting.pdfAll the government advise on PPE is herehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppePHE’s latest advise says that anyone working with vulnerable clients/ patients/ residents, (ie those over 70 or with underlying health conditions) whereContinue reading “Government fails on PPE in social care”

Social Care: for full public ownership (updated)

In the week up to 10 April, according to the Office of National Statistics, 1,043 care home residents died as a result of Covid-19 – leaping from 217 the week before. Then over the Easter weekend (11-15 April), according to the Care Quality Commission, that may have doubled again to about 2,000. Before those figures,Continue reading “Social Care: for full public ownership (updated)”

Safe and Equal

Facebook: https://bit.ly/aloksharmavideofb Twitter: https://bit.ly/aloksharmavideotw The Safe & Equal campaign for the right of all workers to self-isolate on full pay is pressuring the govt over their shameful refusal to deal with the fact many care workers only get statutory sick pay – which Alok Sharma refused to answer at yesterday’s briefing. Please watch, share, retweet,Continue reading “Safe and Equal”

Salford City UNISON win full isolation pay and more for all care workers!

All Salford care providers (including residential care homes) have been written to by the NHS and the Council with the following information: All providers will be expected to ensure staff who are absent as a result of Government guidance will be paid full pay for the first 14 days, and then at 80% for aContinue reading “Salford City UNISON win full isolation pay and more for all care workers!”

“Critical lack” of PPE and testing has allowed coronavirus to sweep through the care sector – unions warn

Social care providers and unions have today (Thursday) warned that a “critical lack” of protective equipment and testing has allowed coronavirus to “sweep through” social care.    In a joint statement – signed by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, UNISON, Unite, GMB and TUC – ministers are told that care workers and residentsContinue reading ““Critical lack” of PPE and testing has allowed coronavirus to sweep through the care sector – unions warn”

Six demands for home & social care workers

1. Full pay for all self isolation 2. PPE for all staff 3. More uniforms 4. Clear advice and procedures 5. Increased flexibility and leave 6. Right to join a union and have a say Full pay for all self isolation, including for those with Covid19 symptoms, family with suspected Covid19 or due to underlyingContinue reading “Six demands for home & social care workers”

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