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Tories’ care home lies

Tories’ care home lies  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

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

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

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

Devastating critique of  SNP and care homes 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

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

Tories are still leaving care home residents to die 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.

Coronavirus death toll is far higher than Tories announced

14 April 2020
Hundreds of people have already died in care homes, yet they are not being counted towards national daily totals. 

Privatised care services are putting people at risk

12 April 2020
Vulnerable people in social care are left at a heightened risk of coronavirus because of the failures of local government bosses, private care providers and national government

Half a million people with serious conditions left off 'extremely vulnerable' list

12 April 2020
The government list of “extremely vulnerable people” who need maximum protection and extra support during the coronavirus crisis has missed off over half a million people.

Thousands of older people and workers at risk of virus in care homes

09 April 2020
Care workers are speaking out after pressure mounts on them to deliver critical frontline services amid high levels of staff sickness, unsafe conditions and resident deaths. 

‘We are made to feel our job isn’t valuable’ - care staff speak out

07 April 2020
Coronavirus puts hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in adult social care services at risk. 

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

29 March 2020
Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona

28 January 2020
In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

13 August 2019
Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

17 May 2019
Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Liverpool care workers won’t take night pay attack lying down

26 March 2019
Hundreds of care ­workers in north west England staged a seven?day sleep-in ban—a night shift strike—in a fight for the national minimum wage

Carers round up—Birmingham home care keep up fight + AFG strikes

19 March 2019
Care workers in Birmingham struck last Saturday against council bosses’ plans to slash jobs and run down the service.

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