Pay for care workers
Pay for care workers

Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, has reiterated calls for social care workers to be paid £15 an hour, as workforce pressures mount in the sector.


On Saturday 23 October, Jackie Baillie joined GMB members rallying outside the Scottish Parliament for a £15 an hour social care minimum wage.


Jackie Baillie has slammed last year’s “pitiful” pay deal and demanded a fair deal for workers as part of ongoing work towards a National Care Service.


Commenting, Scottish Labour’s Health spokesperson Jackie Baillie said:


“The pandemic has left us in no doubt of the incredible work social care staff do day in day out, but applause doesn’t pay the bills.


“The pitiful pay deal the SNP handed to carers last year is nothing short of disgraceful.


“As staffing shortages push the sector to breaking point, a pay rise is not just the right thing to do – it is the only thing to do.


“If the SNP are serious about building a real National Care Service, they can start by giving the workers at its heart a fair deal and paying them £15 an hour.”


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