United Kingdom -A living wage for low pay care workers -September 22, 2014

The trade union Unison is seeking to enlist one of the world’s biggest pension funds to put pressure on Care UK into paying a living wage to disability support workers in Doncaster.

The trade union Unison is seeking to enlist one of the world’s biggest pension funds to put pressure on Care UK into paying a living wage to disability support workers in Doncaster. Unison held talks with Calpers – the California Public Employees Retirement System – and local authority pension funds in the hope that they will push Care UK’s private equity owners to do a deal with the employees who are seeking a  living wage of £7.65 an hour. Pension funds are significant investors in funds set up by Care UK’s owner, Bridgepoint Capital, including those with Care UK in their portfolios.

English: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pension-funds-urged-to-act ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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