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Care staff employed by Dorset company Tricuro are to stage a silent protest outside county council offices in Dorchester later today, over plans that could see some employees lose as much as £2,600 a year. Tricuro was set up just over a year ago by Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth councils…
Concerns about the viability of Scotland's care workers have been raised with the Health Secretary after MSPs found some are "embarrassed" to reveal what they do for a living and struggle with poor terms and conditions. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee heard evidence from social care workers and…
Health workers are pawning their belongings, regularly visiting foodbanks and taking out high-rate loans as they struggle to make ends meet, new research has found. Unison said its study showed how years of pay freezes had taken a toll on NHS staff, many of whom were now seeing "major changes"…
The Government is being warned it will be in breach of minimum wage laws if it does not inject £280 million into the NHS by the end of the decade. Unions representing health workers said within five years the lowest paid could be on less than the statutory minimum. In…
Foster carers are said to have been offered a "glimmer of hope" after a vote to unionise amid concerns around pay and rights. A group of foster carers supported a move for the profession to form a branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWUGB). The meeting, attended…
On 1st October 2016, all adult social care workers in Scotland are to be paid at least £8.25 per hour. Here, HR and Employment Law director of Peninsula, Alan Price, speaks on how employers can get the wage right and why it is imperative for them to implement the wage…
More than £44 billion was paid out in bonuses in the last financial year - the highest figure on record. While the average bonus for UK employees was around £1,600, workers in the financial and insurance industry were awarded sums averaging £13,400. People employed in health and social work had…
A union is taking a legal case on behalf of home care workers, saying they are paid less than half the minimum wage. Seventeen home care workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey, backed by their union Unison, are taking a number of care companies and the council to…
The number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by a fifth over the past year, official figures show. Just over 900,000 people say they work on a zero-hours basis in their main job - up from 747,000 a year ago. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said its figures…
Junior doctors are proposing to go on strike for a week every month for the rest of the year as the row over a new contract being imposed on them by the Government intensifies. Strikes took place between January and April after junior doctors failed to come to an agreement…
Managers in domiciliary care earn up to 30% less than their care home counterparts according to new research by Croner. The findings come from Croner’s latest salary survey report on pay and benefits within the care sector. The report also highlights that unlike managers, pay at carer level is higher…
The NHS doesn’t have enough nurses, nor are enough being trained to meet future demand. And yet the government has confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, which cover the cost of tuition fees. Instead, prospective student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will now have to apply for a student…
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