Unison says profiteers Care UK are axing sick pay, holiday time and weekend and night work bonuses

Derby People's Assembly

FROM THE MORNING STAR THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2014

More than 150 Yorkshire care workers are to begin a week-long strike today over savage attacks on their pay.

Profiteers Care UK took over services last year to provide care for vulnerable people in their own homes and group homes in Doncaster.

The service was part of the NHS, but Care UK undercut the NHS to win the contract last September. The NHS staff, who care for elderly people suffering dementia, were transferred to Care UK.

Now the firm wants to axe pay for evening and weekend work, which will leave workers thousands of pounds a year worse off. The profit-hungry privateer also wants to slash sick pay and holiday entitlement.

Staff voted overwhelmingly for industrial action.

But the company plans to ship in scab workers…

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