Care workers in residential and extra care employed by Sirona across Bath & North East Somerset are taking further action to protect their pay!
Care staff have been told by Sirona management to accept a thirty minute “unpaid break” into most shifts. Most of the workers earn just above the minimum wage and can’t afford to take a further financial hit.
Care workers would then either lose half an hour’s pay per shift, or see these unpaid breaks stack up over time. Workers would have to work shifts for free in effect, in order to “pay back” their breaks.
What happens next?
Following five days of strike action in November we are hopeful that B&NES council will see sense and find the relatively small amount of money to fix this problem.
Further strike action will be announced in due course.