Thursday, 8 November 2018

We work hard to care for service users, where’s the care for us?

I’m writing to you today because my workmates and I are about to have our pay cut.
My name’s Tracey and I’m a care worker. I regularly spend nights away from my family caring for those in need. It’s a job I love, but it’s certainly not easy.
Care provider AFG has decided to cut our pay, meaning we will earn below the minimum wage on sleep-in shifts. This will leave me and my workmates struggling to make ends meet.
This cut will amount to a loss of up to £90 per week for care workers. Over a year we could stand to lose up to £4500.
With the support of our union, Unison, we’ve started this petition demanding that AFG reverse this pay cut. Already, more than 1,500 people have signed our petition.
We want to show AFG that union members and the community support care workers earning a fair wage. We can’t do this without your support.
Morale is at rock bottom, we are all such good workers but the company has shown no loyalty to us. We used to put 110% in. Now we feel worthless.
We work hard to care for service users, where’s the care for us?
Kind regards,
Care Workers for Change
P.S. Once you've signed the petition, can you share it with your friends and family? Here's the link:

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