Social care white paper 'like groundhog day'

01 Dec 2021
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GMB, the care workers union, has responded to the UK government’s Social Care White Paper for England.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer has said:

“This is like groundhog day. Care workers have been waiting for the Government’s plan for years - since before the last election.

“Now they’re being told they have to wait even longer for any substantial reforms.

“You don’t have to be Einstein to realise addressing pay for carers is the absolute number one priority for to tackle the catastrophic understaffing crisis - a crisis which will only get worse.

“Care workers can't survive on poverty pay or unfilled promises by a Government refusing to recognise the highly skilled workforce.

“That’s why GMB is campaigning for a £15 an hour minimum for care workers.”

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