Residential care staff meet to discuss ‘exploitation’

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Residential care staff meet to discuss ‘exploitation’ By News Highland – March 10, 2014 Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp News Previous articleUpdate: Two men arrested in connection with Derry pipe bomb attacksNext articleMan shot in paramilitary attack in Derry News Highland Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal A meeting takes place in Letterkenny this evening to discuss what’s described as the exploitation of residential care staff by health employers.The unions IMPACT and SIPTU have called the meeting claiming that residential care staff are routinely expected to work 63 hour weeks, well above the legal maximum of 48 hours.The unions also take issue with the rate of pay to staff for so called sleepover duty.IMPACT organiser Una Faulkner says the current practice is not sustainable:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/unarawCARE.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more