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.
Catering staff, cleaners and porters are amongst the hospital workers taking strike action in Bolton over pay.
“iFM Bolton managers made a promise to staff that they would pay the NHS rates. They just need to fulfil that promise."