Christmas Day is just a normal day for carers. Rather than sitting down to dinner with their family, these community superstars will be working to provide dignity and care to vulnerable people in their homes and residential centres.

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Shadow minister: ‘pay university cleaners the living wage’

  Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens MP, has given her support to cleaners at the University of South Wales campaigning to be paid the ‘real’ Living Wage of £8.45 per hour. Employed by KGB Cleaning Services, staff currently receive £7.20 per hour, which they say forces them to live in poverty […]

Care providers are in a desperate position – joint open letter

UNISON has released an open letter to local authority leaders and chief executives across Wales calling for fairer funding in the care sector. The letter, detailed below, us supported by third sector employers including Catrefi Cymru, Gofal, Hafal, Mirus Wales, Perthyn, and Wales and West Housing Association. Dear Welsh Local Councils,   Care providers are in a desperate […]

Remember carers are working this Christmas

  In its festive campaign this year, Wales’ largest public services union UNISON, is asking people to remember that care work doesn’t stop for Christmas. It is contrasting families sitting down together for dinner with 25 December being a normal day for carers supporting people in their homes and residential centres. UNISON is championing carers […]

‘Exploitation ends now’ cleaners tell university

Cleaners working at the University of South Wales today launch a campaign to tell their employer they deserve to be paid the ‘real’ Living Wage Foundation rate of £8.45 per hour. The cleaning staff are organised by UNISON and work at four sites on University of South Wales campuses in Newport, Treforest, Merthyr Tydfil and […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf council set to implement living wage

UNISON campaign wins living wage for low-paid members