Right that all staff in care to receive Covid payment, says UNISON

Welcoming the announcement today from First Minister Mark Drakeford that all staff employed in social care – including kitchen and cleaning staff – are to receive a £500 payment, UNISON Wales lead for care Mark Turner said: “This is great news for low-paid care workers across Wales. There had been concern that some staff not involved […]

Care workers desperate for fair access to supermarkets

Social care workers across Wales have welcomed the introduction of a card which will allow them to access supermarkets during the allocated opening hours for health service staff

UNISON: Wales has social care ‘on the cheap’

Responding to the publication of the Older People’s Commissioner’s report ‘A Place to Call Home’, Andy Rutherford, UNISON lead organiser for social care said, “The report has shone a welcome light on the desperate situation in social care. Overstretched resources mean those receiving care are not getting the level of support they need. At the […]

Social care sector starved of money

Responding to Welsh government plans to curb zero-hours contracts in social care, Andy Rutherford, UNISON Cymru organiser said, “The social care sector is in crisis because it has been starved of money as a result of seven years of brutal Tory spending cuts. Many councils have farmed out social care in a bid to make […]

Call for Newport City Cabinet to reject social care outsourcing proposals

UNISON Newport City branch is calling on Newport City Cabinet members to rethink cost saving proposals being made around the social care services as a matter of urgency. Newport City Cabinet is scheduled to meet 21 December to commence the consultation process on the budget. The cost saving proposals being considered include an option to outsource the […]

Welsh social care provider sacks entire staff

Anheddau Cyf sacks 300 people to re-engage them only if they accept swinging cuts to their terms and conditions

Staff halt car use as Welsh council slashes mileage rate

UNISON Cymru/Wales members employed by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council have begun industrial action short of strike, after the council slashed the milage rate. Members are withdrawing their private cars from use for any council business after the decision. The members include social workers, care managers and highways engineers, who have to travel by car in […]