Poverty Pay For Barnet Care Workers set to continue…………
Monday 6th January 2020 should have brought good news for ex Fremantle care workers now employed by The Barnet Group (TBG).
Barnet UNISON had expected to hear that care workers would be moved onto the London Living Wage at Policy and Resources Committee on Monday 6th January 2020
Instead the decision was kicked into the long grass.
This decision has ensured care workers remain on poverty pay.
TUPE information from Fremantle in May/ June 2019 revealed that just under 300 staff were TUPE transferred.
Of these, according to the figures given for the job titles and the rates of pay quoted for those job titles, some two thirds were listed as being paid below the London Living Wage.
Care work is a physically demanding role as well as an emotionally demanding role.
There are at least 201 Care workers on poverty pay
Yet according to the TUPE transfer information
161 members of staff are aged 55 years and over.
40 are aged 66 years and over.
Notes for Editors:
TBG is 100% owned by Barnet Council.
Barnet Council does not employ any staff paid less than the London Living Wage.