Rhondda careworkers call out council over outsourcing

Posted by GMB Admin
Monday 23 October 2023
GMB Trade Union - Rhondda careworkers call out council over outsourcing

Care workers today demonstrated outside the civic offices of Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough council against plans to privatise hundreds of care jobs.

Dozens joined the demo after a cabinet report recommended outsourcing the domiciliary home care service into the private sector.

The plans would see hundreds predominantly women care workers affected.

The union has called on the council to defer its motion to outsource care, pending further consultation and further talks with the unions.

Gareth Morgans, GMB Organiser, said:

“After clapping the staff for their role in the pandemic, the council is now slapping them in the face by outsourcing them.

“GMB will fight tooth and nail to protect and support any members affected by this betrayal of the affected staff.

“These are predominantly women workers who are going to see their terms and conditions stripped away and most likely be ripped out of the local government pension plan.

“We call on the council members to defer making any decision until meaningful negotiations and consultation with the Trade Unions that represent these staff.”

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