UNISON is one of the UK's largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, employed in both the public and private sectors.
Care At Night, Pay Us Right!AFG are planning to remove top-up payments for staff working sleep-in shifts from January 2019. This will amount to a loss of up to £90 per week for AFG’s dedicated care workers, this means that we could stand to lose up to £4500 per year. AFG staff work incredibly hard to deliver top quality care, day and night, and this includes so-called “sleep-in” shifts. When we work sleep-ins, we will often be up throughout the night delivering care, spending the night away from our own homes and families. Currently, AFG pays a flat rate for sleep-in shifts which averages out at below the National Minimum Wage per hour, but to ensure that their staff are not paid below the minimum wage, they pay top-up payments to lift our average hourly rate above the legal minimum. AFG have now laid out plans to scrap these top up payments from January 2019. This will leave us struggling to make ends meet. UNISON members working for AFG want to deliver quality care, but we believe that we deserve to be paid fairly for our hard work. Please sign this petition calling on AFG to keep top-up payments for sleep-in shifts.13,537 of 15,000 SignaturesCreated by Care Workers for Change
Save Burman House Residential Care HomeBurman House Care Home in Norfolk provides a safe and loving home for 27 vulnerable elderly people. It has been rated "Good" for its last two CQC inspections. But residents and staff have been alarmed by suddenly announced plans to close the home. The home is run by Norse Care, a well-rated care company that's owned by Norfolk County Council, and provides many local care services for the council. The Council claim running costs for Burman House are too high, even though Norse Care have already delivered millions of pounds in savings across the business. UNISON members working in home care at Burman House and nationwide believe the elderly people they support deserve quality care. Nobody in that situation should be uprooted from their families or local community in a forced move, or to suffer the trauma of an uncertain future. Burman House's 30 well trained and qualified staff are delivering a vital service for the village of Terrington St John. Norfolk County Council should be valuing their commitment rather than putting them at risk of redundancy.756 of 800 SignaturesCreated by TUC Campaigns
Pay the Real Living Wage!The Real Living Wage (RLW) is defined by The Methodist Church as: “the minimum hourly wage necessary for one person’s basic needs (such as food, clothing, utilities, transport, health care, and recreation) for an extended period of time, assuming that person works 40 hours a week and has no additional income.” The RLW is presently £8.75/hr. We note that MHA employs 6,500 staff and made an operating surplus of £7.3 million in 2016. We demand that MHA pay at least the RLW to all staff and seek RLW Accreditation. If you are a member of the Greater Manchester Methodist Synod and wish to share your position and the church you represent then please do post this in the comments!140 of 200 SignaturesCreated by TUC -