Published September 2, 2016 at 11:10
Care workers are often undervalued and underpaid for the important work that they do.
Care workers play a crucial role in our communities, caring for people with compassion, skill and dedication.
But care workers are often undervalued and underpaid for the important work that they do.
UNISON is the trade union for care workers and we aim to improve the working lives of our members, and the quality of care for service users.
Through being organised at work in UNISON, care workers are better able to make sure they are treated fairly.
Are you a care worker who works ‘sleep-ins’ or regular overtime?
· work ‘sleep-ins’
· work regular overtime
then you may not be getting paid what you should be.
You should be paid at least the national living/minimum wage for all your working hours – including sleep-ins.
You should be receiving holiday pay that is the same value as your average pay (i.e. including sleep-ins and regular overtime) – not just your basic pay.
We have found hundreds of members who didn’t know they were being underpaid until they checked with us.
In order for us to check if you’re not being paid properly for sleep-ins or not being paid enough holiday pay, please complete this short questionnaire.
If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact us on the details below:
Creative Support: Sam Luczynski 07939 583 644
Future Directions: Victoria Walton 07507 307 546
Community Integrated Care: Nicola Bowering 07939 583 725
United Response and all other care employers: Mat Winston 07904 341 944