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To: Ian Pritchard, Acting Chief Executive at Alternative Futures Group

Care At Night, Pay Us Right!

We are calling upon AFG to urgently REINSTATE a National Living Wage for sleep-ins.

Why is this important?

AFG have cut pay for sleep-ins so we are no longer being paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. Support Workers in some areas are receiving less than £50 for a shift of up to 11 hours (just £4.50 per hour). Councils say they are paying AFG enough and they are not happy that AFG is taking 28% out of taxpayers’ money instead of giving it to staff!

We work hard to provide care for the most vulnerable in society –but why don’t AFG care about us?

Please sign below to support our campaign!


Reasons for signing

  • I’ve signed this petition because support workers deserve to get paid over and above the minimum wage . If this company cannot pay their staff the minimum they should not be accepting contracts from councils who expect staff to be paid . The management team need to stop trying to emotionally blackmail the support workers to undertake work when there is no sign of them taking a pay cut. The previous CEO was paid more than the UK PM !
  • I have signed because l feel care workers should be paid a decent pay we work 12.5 shifts plus sleep in duty then another 12.5 shift following day in one week you can be out of your own home for several days .this can also have a impact on our own lives.and it seems the more committed we are the less we are thought of.any cuts to be made we have to take the cuts this is not fair and think we deserve more respect
  • I believe one should be paid at least the minimum wage when one is at work.

Updates

2019-04-03 17:07:45 +0100

Our fighting fund will mean we can keep our campaign going for as long as it takes. Please share our page wherever you can: https://www.gofundme.com/f/care-at-night-pay-us-right

2018-11-09 10:19:53 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2018-11-08 12:29:20 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-11-06 09:25:35 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-11-04 17:27:35 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-11-03 10:50:03 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-11-03 08:58:45 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-11-02 19:59:09 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-11-02 17:38:41 +0000

10 signatures reached