Care workers employed by Corserv in Cornwall have today (Friday) been told that they will not receive a cost of living pay rise in April.
The news comes just hours after residents of Cornwall took to the streets for what has become a weekly clap for key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a joint statement UNISON, Unite and GMB unions said:
“Our hard working care workers are putting their lives on the line on a daily basis to provide personal care and support for the most needy and vulnerable in Cornwall.
“The announcement that pay talks are deferred until September is an insult to key workers, including those who work in social housing and road repair.
“It really shows that local and central Government are not prepared to reward the vital work employees in Corserv, which is owned by Cornwall Council, are undertaking every single day of the coronavirus crisis.”