GMB union calls for care funding probe

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In a campaign to protect care workers1 wages the GMB union has added its voice to the funding issue by calling on the Health Select Committee of the House of Commons to investigate the situation. GMB organiser Martin Smith said GMB members in residential homes for elderly people were having their wages cut by up to £250 per month in spite of the growing demand for residential care. “We welcomed the Department of Health1s new statistical report on residential care and community based care,” Mr Smith said. “The report confirms the growing demand for residential and community care and the loss of capacity to fill that demand.” Mr Smith said the GMB represented care workers in the residential care industry and was increasingly having to defend its members against attempts by private providers to cut care staffs1 wages and conditions in an attempt to cut costs. “We at GMB are currently trying to persuade Servite Houses not to reduce care staff earnings in their London-based homes by up to £250 per month,” he sai

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