• care workers pay

    It is shocking to hear that some care workers in Merseyside are being paid less than the minimum wage when on ‘sleep-in’ shifts. This is unacceptable and is degrading to the hard-working care and support workers.
    I have added my name to a joint letter to the Government raising concerns over the actions of the Alternative Futures Group. Staff who support disabled and older people at night undertake often difficult work and deserve fair pay.
    They provide a vital service but are being undervalued and exploited. Ministers must make it clear that staff must be paid the minimum wage – including for ‘sleep-in’ shifts.
    I support UNISON and the care and support workers in St Helens and across Merseyside in their fight to end this appalling practice.