Hartlepool signs up to UNISON’s ethical care charter

Hartlepool Borough Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. Council leaders joined UNISON Northern regional secretary Clare Williams to formally sign the charter on Friday. This means the Council has committed itself to working with the town’s care companies to help them replace zero-hours contracts with guaranteed […]

Living Wage New Year Resolution for Hartlepool UNISON Members

Hartlepool LG UNISON Branch made Christmas a little brighter for five of its low-paid members by successfully claiming a total of over £5,000 from their employer. Since April 2016, the UNISON members, who work for a Hartlepool care provider, were paid a ‘sleep-in’ rate under that of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour). Negotiating […]