Here's a friendly reminder to care assistants, support workers, and anyone else who works sleeping night shifts. If you're at work, you should be paid for every hour that you're there. Your pay needs to comply with the national minimum wage which is £7.50 per hour for most workers. A £40 'sleeping rate' is well … Continue reading Do you sleep at work?
The Government want to bring in mandatory charging of some non-UK born NHS patients, under the Immigration Act. Bristol Care Workers Network believes that no-one should be denied access to care, least of all because of their race, country of origin or their access to money. We intend to show the Government that healthcare workers … Continue reading Fight racism at work-no borders in the NHS!
A report from a Bristol Care Workers Network member on organising in their workplace. Details have been changed to protect the author’s anonymity. I work in a community mental health team in a large town north of Bristol. Morale in my team was low and this was being made worse by staff lacking access to … Continue reading “Self-management without class struggle is just extra work”
Leaflet from Bristol Care Workers Network, Bristol Solidarity Federation and Brighton Solidarity Federation. Source: Healthcare for All- Bristol Solidarity Federation/Brighton Solidarity Federation/Bristol Care Workers Network
Bristol City Council recently announced £30 million in spending cuts, which will impact on social care as well as other council services. Alongside this, Bristol CCG plan to cut 30% of hospital beds across the Bristol area as part of the new NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans. The response from Bristolians to … Continue reading Bristol Care Workers Network: statement on the STPs and social care cuts in Bristol