Responding to Keir Starmer’s speech today (Thursday) on Labour’s proposals for the NHS and social care, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said:
“A significant pay boost is an absolute necessity for care workers across the country.
“Keir Starmer recognises that decisive action is needed to solve the staffing crisis, not the current government’s sticking-plaster approach.
“A long-term, fully-funded plan is the only way to attract more employees, provide people with the support they deserve and relieve pressure on the NHS.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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