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Social care propped up by 'unpaid hours and poverty pay'

11 May 2021
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Social care union GMB criticises lack of ‘political will’ in Queen's Speech to fix a ‘failing and fundamentally broken system'

GMB Union, the union for social care workers, has criticised the lack of action on social care in the Queen’s Speech.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:

“Warm words over the last year have led to nothing in the Queen’s Speech but a vague commitment to some sort of social care ‘reform’.

“It’s not good enough.

“Social care is in crisis. It’s in crisis because the Government simply refuses to fund it properly or treat care as the vital public service we know it is.

Social care is in crisis. It’s in crisis because the Government simply refuses to fund it properly or treat care as the vital public service we know it is.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary

“Those caring for the people we love most in this world  -at a time when they are most vulnerable-  prop up a failing and fundamentally broken system through unpaid hours and poverty pay.

“It doesn’t have to be that way, it takes political will to change it. That political will wasn’t on show today.”


 

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