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.
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.
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 has called for wage parity for social care nurses following the recent pay award for nurses working in the NHS.
Almost half of care workers (44.2%) have said a ‘good salary’ is their top career priority, according to a new survey.
Predicted increases in NHS pay must be matched by better funding for the independent care sector, a leading body has warned.
Runwood Homes has announced plans to cut the wages of 250 former council workers at seven homes in Doncaster.