Mayor Joe Anderson has met with care workers and pledged his support for their campaign against cuts to sleep-in top-up payments by care companies.
Care support workers in Bolton and Salford are celebrating the announcement that care provider Lifeways will not cut their sleep-in payments. The proposed cut would have left staff up to £90 a week worse off.
Thousands of low-paid workers who provide care for adults with learning difficulties have a worrying Christmas ahead after being told by their employers that they face big pay cuts.
Cleaners, catering staff, security staff and administrators are amongst those threatened with changes that would cut their retirement incomes by 20%.
UNISON has secured a trade union recognition agreement with social care provider Lifeways, for all of its workers based in Salford.
Facilities staff employed by iFM Bolton - the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary company - will now receive the full NHS pay rates after taking strike action last week.