Being paid not even the national minimum wage for work is simply a disgrace. I hope UNISON lawyers can find a way forward on this.
If not we need to campaign to force employers to pay. Local authorities can play a role in this as well as unions. See UNISON press release below.
– Last autumn the government introduced the social care compliance scheme. This aims to ensure that companies and charities providing care services to the elderly and vulnerable adults settle the back-pay owed to staff for sleep-in shifts that haven’t been paid at minimum wage rates.
– Most workers have not yet received any of their backdated wages, and it’s not clear what today’s ruling means for staff owed money.
– More information on UNISON’s position on the social care compliance scheme is available here.