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Staff and residents put at risk by lax new care rules

28 October 2014
Care homes have now been deregulated to the point that operators are not being required to put in place emergency procedures.

Barnet care staff reject shoddy pay deal

28 October 2014
Your Choice Barnet (YCB) workers in north London have resoundingly rejected the latest ‘improved’ pay cut from bosses at the council-controlled company.

Your Choice Barnet workers ballot on new offer

21 October 2014
A ballot by Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) ends on Thursday of this week. 

Resist attempts to try and break care staff

21 October 2014
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a three-week strike last Sunday. The care workers have now struck for 90 days in eight months.

Crunch time in Doncaster Care UK dispute

14 October 2014
Also: Your Choice Barnet strike called off

Historic Care UK strike needs national union support

07 October 2014
Doncaster Care UK strikers are set to become the longest ever health strikers in Britain on their 81st strike day on Friday of this week. 

Watchdog slams standards at Suffolk care home run by private health firm Care UK

07 October 2014
A damning Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into a Suffolk residential care home reveals the standards of care deemed acceptable by owners Care UK.

Your Choice Barnet workers bear brunt of Tories’ privatisation

07 October 2014
Care workers at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London have announced two strike days.

Doncaster Care UK strikers need national backing for their pay fight

30 September 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers launched a fresh three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Barnet care row reveals cash flaws in Tory business plan

30 September 2014
Tory-run Barnet Council in north London is giving preferential treatment to private firms over its own local authority trading company, Your Choice Barnet (YCB).

Care workers set to coordinate further action with national public sector strikes

23 September 2014
Care workers in the Unison union struck last week in their dispute over pay with bosses at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London.

More strikes called to take on Your Choice Barnet bosses

16 September 2014
Care workers in north London have announced four more days of strikes in their dispute over pay with bosses at Your Choice Barnet (YCB).

Care workers in Barnet and Doncaster strike together against low pay

09 September 2014
Striking care workers in Doncaster and London brought their struggles together on Tuesday of this week in their fight against low pay and privatisation.

Defend Unison union rep Claire Lyall

02 September 2014
A public petition has been launched to reinstate Claire Lyall, a community worker and Unison union vice-convenor of Glasgow social work shop stewards.

Your Choice Barnet care workers strike against pay cut

02 September 2014
Care workers at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London are set to strike on Monday and Tuesday of next week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.

Why won’t Labour back the Care UK strikers?

02 September 2014
Care UK strikers in Doncaster are calling on the Labour Party to back their struggle against the Tories’ NHS privatisation.

Care at a price — how the vultures cash in on people in need

02 September 2014
Vulnerable people and their care workers are losing out in a race to cut costs

Doncaster strikers say union should spread Care UK fightback

26 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers began a three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Doncaster Care UK workers build for their longest walkout yet

19 August 2014
Workers at Care UK in Doncaster have voted unanimously for a three-week strike in their ongoing campaign to defend pay and conditions.

Defiant Doncaster Care UK workers vote for more strikes over pay

12 August 2014
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a two-week strike on Monday of this week and overwhelmingly voted for more strikes at a mass meeting.

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