The government has consulted on plans to stop care workers in nursing and residential homes from being able to have multiple jobs. Many low-paid care workers rely on multiple jobs to pay the bills. Covid has exposed the failings in our fragmented social care system which is why we need a national care service.
Lots of our members in the private sector have been put on ‘furlough’ leave by their employer, under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This means that, rather than be made redundant, they will be kept ‘on the books’ and the government will reimburse their employer for up to 80% of the their normal […]