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Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers

Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers The proposal for a National Care Service should be welcomed. But it needs to be shaped by workers, service users and their families, not by the lust for profit

Damning report exposes Tory care home lies

Damning report exposes Tory care home lies Tory claims to have thrown a “protective ring around” care homes are in tatters after a report by the Care Quality Commission.

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London Sage care home workers in Golders Green, north London, staged lively picket lines on Saturday. 

Parents denied furlough payments by the bosses

Parents denied furlough payments by the bosses A majority of parents who have asked for furlough to take care of their children while schools are shut have been refused by bosses.

Care homes ‘managed death’ in first wave of virus

Care homes ‘managed death’ in first wave of virus The full horror wreaked upon care homes during coronavirus has been revealed by a new Amnesty International report. 

Rehab workers in Wigan begin tens days of strikes for pay equality

Rehab workers in Wigan begin tens days of strikes for pay equality Alcohol and drug rehabworkers in Wigan and Leigh launched a ten-day walkout on Monday in their long-running fight for pay equality.

Care workers celebrate court victory over low pay

16 September 2020
A group of care workers have won a significant legal victory that ruled they should be paid for time spent travelling between clients

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

10 August 2020
As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery

03 August 2020
The government is suggesting a second Covid-19 wave is about to hit Britain—but they aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare properly for a new onslaught.

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

30 July 2020
England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Make rich pay for care

28 July 2020
The Tories are looking to any avenue to solve the crisis in adult social care—without taxing the rich.

Tories’ care home lies

07 July 2020
 Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has begun the process of passing the blame for the coronavirus crisis. 

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

09 June 2020
Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Devastating critique of SNP and care homes

25 May 2020
Police are investigating the deaths of three women at a care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak on the Isle of Skye.

It will take a fight to save hundreds of jobs at JCB

19 May 2020
Digger maker JCB has said that up to 950 jobs are at risk at its ten plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham in north Wales.

Tories are still leaving care home residents to die

14 May 2020
Government coronavirus failures in social care continue to endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of service users and workers.

Workplace action must be central to fight 

28 April 2020
Worker's Memorial Day on Tuesday showed there is bitterness and anger among the working class about how people have been treated during this crisis.

Cuts and Covid-19 are a deadly cocktail for social care

26 April 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus in care homes is a scandal, yet workers’ demands for safety measures are still being ignored, reports Sarah Bates

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers

21 April 2020
Local government employers in England and Wales last week offered just a 2.75 percent pay rise for over a million workers for 2020-21.

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