We have been contacted by numerous members to advise that they expect all home support worker’s to receive back pay as a result of this regrading as advised by local managers etc.

Although the council are still working on the process (see our previous update of 17th Feb) it is not our expectation that everyone would be eligible for back pay, depending on their current rate of pay.

I must stress that this is a Council initiative, not negotiated by UNISON so the exact process remains to be seen, but we are concerned at the conflicting information which is “out there” and felt we should make comment.

John Mooney