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FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Unite ballots members at Dundee Independent Advocacy Support

IN: Campaigning, Care and Support, Fighting Back, Sector News, social care

Unite the union has today (12 February) confirmed that it will open a week long industrial action ballot involving its membership at the Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS).   Staff are being asked to vote on action in a dispute over an ... Read more

JANUARY 06, 2020

Email blunder at St Mungo’s exposes shameful anti trade union tactics

IN: Fighting Back, Housing, Sector News, Unite, social care

Unite has called on Howard Sinclair, CEO of homelessness charity St Mungo’s, to step down immediately after a misdirected email revealed that the charity had been working with a top London PR agency on a strategy to stop people joining ... Read more

DECEMBER 03, 2019

Peabody's CEO leaves staff and residents unimpressed

IN: Fighting Back, Housing, Sector News, social care

Businesses "driven by money concerns" Last week’s column by Peabody Chief Executive, Brenden Sarsfield (Inside Housing 29/11/2019) makes the call for change many in the social housing sector would want.  But staff and residents are not impressed. Mr Sarsfield writes, “Some say we ... Read more

AUGUST 12, 2019

Insecure workers entitled to 28 days paid leave

IN: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Sector News, social care

In a blow against precarious work, senior judges have ruled all workers are entitled to a minimum of 28 days paid annual leave, even if they do not get given work or are not paid for parts of the year. The ... Read more

MAY 30, 2019

‘Crisis in Care’

IN: Housing, Sector News, social care

The first episode of a profoundly bleak but necessary two-part Panorama, Crisis in Care (BBC One), highlighted how the adult social care system is on the brink and in dire need of reform after years of austerity. This hard hitting documentary put a human face ... Read more

MAY 28, 2019

Tackling serious violence needs real investment in preventative services!

IN: Cuts, Homelessness, Housing, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers, social care

Unite has submitted its response to the Home Office's draft plans for a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence. Whilst Unite is supportive in principle with taking a public health approach to tackling serious ... Read more

FEBRUARY 08, 2019

Perverse childcare policy entrenching disadvantage

IN: Children, Equalities, Playwork, Sector News, social care

A report published by the commons Education Committee has found government early years policy is entrenching disadvantage and has called for an urgent reform of the 30 hours funded childcare offer. The Committee found that the government's "confused approach" to early ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 05, 2018

Government must get a grip on the social care crisis!

IN: Campaigning, Fighting Back, social care

We do not need to wait for the government to publish its long-delayed green paper on social care for older people in England to know that years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care ... Read more

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