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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Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis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.

Striking care workers in North West England win support from service users

03 March 2019
660 care workers began a 48-hour strike against attacks on their pay on Saturday.

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council

26 February 2019
Birmingham saw hundreds of workers strike together last week against attacks from their Labour council.

Home care workers put pressure on councillors in Birmingham

22 January 2019
Birmingham home carers are striking back against a Labour council that refuses to back off from attacks on workers.

Striking home care workers take to the streets in Birmingham

15 January 2019
Striking homecare workers in Birmingham are taking their fight against the Labour-run council to the city’s residents.

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action

11 December 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed more strikes in their fight against job cuts and privatisation.

No care from fat cats

27 November 2018
Thousands of elderly and vulnerable adults face an uncertain Christmas as their care provider rushes to sell off its council contracts.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

12 November 2018
Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Birmingham care strike to save services

06 November 2018
Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

06 November 2018
Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Birmingham home care workers keep up the fight

02 October 2018
Birmingham home care workers are continuing their nine-month battle to beat off attacks on their jobs and the service

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham

29 September 2018
Chants of “Tory scum, get out of Brum” rang out in Birmingham on Saturday as around 1,200 people joined a march ahead of the Tory party conference.

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham

15 September 2018
Over 100 striking home care workers and supporters rallied in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday—their 21st day of industrial action

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