|Adrian Bailey MP and Councilor Maria Crompton with Southern Cross laundry worker
610,000 GMB members can’t be wrong. Whether you work full-time or part-time – whatever job you do –
join GMB to make your workplace stronger.
in your homes with your managers and raise these issues.
to your own Councillors and MP’s.
the families of residents to become involved as well.
colleagues who have transferred into Southern Cross to join GMB and get involved in our campaign.
Become a Workplace Organiser in your home, joining up with the hundreds we
already have and receive free Union training on campaigning issues.
By building the union to be strong in every
Home and supporting our members,GMB aims to:
1. Campaign for parity with minimum NHS pay currently between £12,507
and £13,617 per annum.
2. Ensure Southern Cross
provides training for staff in every aspect of their job role–from manual handling to NVQ in Social Care.
3. Make sure all care workers and staff employed by Southern Cross Healthcare get the same deal on wages, working hours, shifts and so on which ever
Home they work in.
4. Make sure all staff are
treated fairly and with respect bymanagement at every Home.
5. Make sure all staff
work in clean, safe,modern and well maintained
6. Campaign for a properly funded
decent quality of care for all residents
and care home service users.7. Work towards a proper Sick Pay scheme for staff. Most Southern
Cross staff are members of GMB.
Join us today and support
your colleagues to improve life at work.
Not yet a member? Then why not take the opportunity to download an application form and
join the thousands of Southern Cross workers who are already members! Find out more about joining the GMB.
|Kitchen staff in the care home's award winning kitchen
|A 97 year old resident insisted on walking to meet Adrian personally
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So Southern Cross could
go under at anytime since the rents it pays on the homes is £100m too high. If they do, the world of the 31,000 residents
in their care will be turned upside down. To say nothing of worlds of the 44,000 staff and the residents' families.
The residents, their families and the staff in the 736 care homes all over UK are living in a state of massive uncertainty. No one should suffer
this kind of worry, least of all the elderly and the vulnerable: those least able to defend and protect themselves.
Only the government and politicians have the power now to end this uncertainty. Only the politicians
can answer the question who will look after the 31,000 elderly and vulnerable if Southern Cross goes under.
The 736 care homes, run by Southern Cross, are not factories that are failing from lack of demand
but are an essential part of every community which now face ruin due to the combination of privatisation and private equity. Everyone knows, moving the elderly and vulnerable is the worst thing that can happen to them
and can lead to premature death.
You can help to end the
uncertainty in Southern Cross by demanding your MP takes action on this.
E-mail your MP using the link in the reports below . Encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to help. The 31,000
elderly and vulnerable residents need your help.
Reports listing Southern Cross care homes in the
UK. Use the email link to email the local MP.
Southern Cross Report for West Midlands