Wes Streeting backs new National Care Service.

Prospective MPs in the South West urged to back new national care service

General election candidates from all parties across the South West are being asked to support the creation of a new national care service in England.

Majority of homecare staff are unpaid for travel between visits

Three quarters (75%) of care staff who look after people at home are not being paid for the time it takes them to travel between appointments, says UNISON.

“Ice to see you!” UNISON treats care home staff to free ice cream in Dorset

Care workers in Dorset are being treated to free ice cream as a team of UNISON reps and organisers tour the area’s care homes.

UNISON sign outside UNISON centre in London.

Care staff in Somerset consulted on improved pay offer

Support workers and care staff working for Discovery in Somerset are being consulted following an improved pay offer from their employer.

Care staff at St Monica Trust ready to take further strike action

After five days of strike action, interventions from MPs and widespread support from residents, their families and the public, St Monica Trust is still refusing to engage in talks, says UNISON.

Carers balloted for strike action amid threats to ‘fire and rehire’ at St Monica Trust

Care workers, registered nurses and residential home staff employed by St Monica Trust are being balloted on plans to cut their pay, hours, and changes to sick pay, says UNISON today (Friday). In a recent consultative ballot over 70% of care workers voted in favour of strike action across five residential care homes in Bristol, […]