Tag Archives: Wages

Agency care worker provider fines people for calling in sick

Agency care worker provider fines people for calling in sick

Newcross Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest providers of agency care workers, has come under fire after a newspaper investigation revealed evidence it was fining workers £50 for calling in sick.

GMB calls for all care staff to be paid the UK Living Wage

The GMB union has called on councils and government to ensure all care staff are paid the new UK Living Wage of £9 per hour and £10.55 in London.

BREAKING NEWS: Care homes failing to pay Minimum Wage named by government

Care and nursing homes were among the 239 employers named and shamed by the government today for failing to pay the National Living and Minimum Wage.

Care England calls for social care nurse pay parity

Care England has called for wage parity for social care nurses following the recent pay award for nurses working in the NHS.

Care workers suffer low pay and high risk ‘double whammy’

Care workers suffer the double whammy of low pay and high risk, according to a new report.

A ‘good salary’ tops care workers career priorities

Almost half of care workers (44.2%) have said a ‘good salary’ is their top career priority, according to a new survey.

Hertfordshire Council launches care recruitment drive

A campaign to recruit people into care has been launched by Hertfordshire Council.

NHS pay rise must be matched in care sector, body warns

Predicted increases in NHS pay must be matched by better funding for the independent care sector, a leading body has warned.

Runwood Homes plans former council staff wage cuts

Runwood Homes has announced plans to cut the wages of 250 former council workers at seven homes in Doncaster.

Disbelief at “derisory” nursing subsidy cut

Nurses have reacted with disbelief to The Department of Health’s (DH) decision to a “derisory” cut in the NHS-funded nursing care (FNC) rate.