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2021 Wins in Living Wage for Social Care

2021 Wins in Living Wage for Social Care

2021 was a challenging year in the Care Sector: high staff turnover, safety concerns, and still no commitment from Westminster to fund wage increases in the sector. BUT 2021 was also the year of our biggest wins in the Living Wage for Social Care.

We won more social care living wage accreditations in 2021 than in the previous 10 years combined. The Welsh government committed to rolling out the funding for a real Living Wage in Social Care across the whole of the Welsh nation starting in 2022 and completing in 2024. Northern Ireland made a new public commitment on a real Living Wage in the public sector and one of the UKs biggest private care providers - Anchor Hanover - committed an extra £19million to ensure all their staff will be paid the real Living Wage.

Because Citizens UK build permanent alliances to hold power to account we will keep these Decision-makers to their word in 2022, continue to campaign for a real Living Wage in the sector and build more power across our own membership for the campaign.

UNISON and Citizens UK win £19 billion commitment to a real Living Wage in Social Care

Join our national campaign for a real living wage in social care

In November 2021 Citizens UK's Leadership Team, representing our 19 Chapters across England and Wales, voted to make the Living Wage the priority national campaign for 2022!

Posted by Keith Hebden on 14 Jan, 2022