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Why sleep-in carers like me deserve a fair night’s pay | Anonymous

The government has said that underpaid support workers won’t be remunerated – despite the ruling of a tribunal. It’s a cruel blow to a dedicated workforce

In the early hours of Wednesday, the government announced that the minimum wage for care workers who slept over would be suspended, effectively ignoring a tribunal decision that me and my colleagues should receive £60 a night, instead of the £35 flat rate per sleep-in we currently get. The announcement said that the change was “intended to minimise disruption to the sector”. But what about every hard-working carer?

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