1 October 2009
Cuts in home carers' pay will end up as profit
for private care directors
Speaking in a debate on the Equal Pay in Local
Government Debate in the Scottish parliament on
1 October, Labour MSP Sarah Boyack warned that some
of our lowest paid women care workers are losing
She criticised the slow rate of progress in resolving
the thousands of staff stuck waiting for resolution
of their claims and said that the transfer of staff
to the private sector would make matters worse.
"I'm already dealing with complaints from constituents
about the poor quality of home care services they
are receiving from private contractors. The City
of Edinburgh plans to contract out vast majority
of their home care services will make matters worse.
Any savings in costs will be paid for by reduction
in pay and conditions and poorer quality services
for some of our most vulnerable citizens."
"Cuts in their salaries will end up as profit for
private care company directors."
"It cannot be right that in a city with the highest
cost of living in the country that our SNP Lib Dem
council are cutting back on pay for our lowest paid
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