GMB calls for commitment to recruit more care workers
Caring Times, March 2017
With the UK needing to recruit 1.6m more health and social care workers by 2022, the GMB union says the Government must guarantee funding to train new staff regardless of what happens after leaving the EU.
Following a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggesting that 55,000 care workers are EU nationals with an uncertain future in the UK, the GMB says prime minister Theresa May must pledge the necessary funding to train and recruit new care workers post Brexit – or the system faces complete collapse.
GMB national secretary for public services Rehana Azam said well-trained, highly motivated care workers were desperately need.
“If the UK loses tens of thousands of existing workers after leaving the EU the situation will become critical,” she said.