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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
In the first debate of the 2010 UNISON National Delegate Conference, delegates overwhelmingly endorsed composite G on social care. Speakers highlighted the impact of years of underfunding and neglect on the most vulnerable people in society. Concern was expressed that the new government, hell bent on slashing public services, would abandon the provision of social care to unscrupulous privateers. Branches with regional and national support need to campaign locally for properly funded social care delivered by well-trained staff who are paid a fair wage. NEC member Chris Tansley reminded delegates that with over 150,000 personal assistants employed in social care, mostly non-unionised and poorly organised, recruitment must be a priority.