New offer from UNISON to solve Tricuro dispute

UNISON is calling on care company Tricuro to make a joint approach with GMB and Unite unions asking the three shareholder councils for more resources, in a fresh bid to end the dispute. With new government rules allowing a 3% rise in the social care precept and the councils now also each getting a share […]

The Chancellor has ignored social care and the NHS will pay the price

Commenting on the complete absence of help in the Autumn Statement for social care or the NHS, UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said: “Hopes were raised the Chancellor would find extra cash for social care, and ease the burden on the NHS and local councils struggling to keep a lid on the growing […]

Use £235m of extra business rates to ease South West social care crisis

Use £235m of extra business rates to ease South West social care crisis, UNISON tells Chancellor The government could ease the social care crisis by handing back to councils in the South West millions in surplus cash raised from business rates, according to new figures published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. If local authorities in the […]

Dorset care employees threatened with £2600 pay cut

Care employees threatened with £2600 pay cut by Dorset councils’ company Care staff employed by Dorset company Tricuro are to stage a silent protest outside county council offices in Dorchester later today (Thursday), over plans that could see some employees lose as much as £2600 a year. Tricuro was set up just over a year […]

OSJCT derecognition battle reaches final stages

Councillors back UNISON against Order of St John Care Trust as de-recognition battle reaches final stages UNISON’s fight to stop the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) from kicking it out of Gloucestershire care homes has been boosted by the support of councillors across the county. Despite campaigning by care staff in Gloucestershire, OSJCT […]