Friday 13 November 2020 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner

Three quarters of care workers not earning real Living Wage is unconscionable – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on research from Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation which found three-in-four care worker roles in England are paid below the real Living Wage, said:

“Ministers fell over themselves to pose for the cameras and clap our carers earlier this year, but applause doesn’t pay the bills and warm words don’t put food on the table.

“It is a moral outrage that three quarters of social care workers do not even earn the real Living Wage. This situation was wrong before this pandemic, but now it is absolutely unconscionable.

“After all that they have done for all of us, a pay rise is the very least that our care worker heroes deserve.”