Mags told Socialist Worker, “I only moved into my house about a year ago. The move cost quite a lot—paying a bond, rent and hiring a van. Then Care
“I knew I wouldn’t be able to pay the rent. I haven’t got any family in Doncaster so I’ll have to relocate to
Mags isn’t the only one who’s angry. Care
Mags is living with a friend after moving out of her rented home. She had to give up a lot of her furniture in the move and just has a few small possessions left.
There’s a danger that many workers could soon be in a similar position. Mags said that many would have to look for other jobs because they can’t afford to live on Care
“They’re going to lose a lot of staff who have years of experience,” she said. “They’ll have no choice but to leave jobs they’ve loved doing for years.
“They will have to walk away from service users who they’ve seen for every day for years and have become like family. It’s very sad.”
For all the hardship, Mags and other workers remain defiant. They fought long and hard against the new contracts Care
Mags told Socialist Worker, “The politicians say cuts are so great so why don’t they take a cut? They’ve got two houses or more. All I wanted to do was to keep a little roof over my head and they’ve taken that away from me.”
Mags said the fight was much bigger than one group of workers. “We’ve got to stand up for future generations,” she said. “What future have they got if there are only jobs on the minimum wage or zero hours contracts?
“The fight is still going on. I think I’ll always be fighting, wherever I am.”
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