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GMB Scotland Says Care Workers Pay Increase Not Enough

6th October 2021

Responding to the Scottish Government's announcement on Tuesday 5 October to uplift care workers pay to just over £10 an hour, GMB Scotland Secretary Louise Gilmour said:"If we want to tackle the understaffing crisis in social care then we need to substantially increase the basic rate of pay, and for GMB that mean's a £15 an hour minimum.

"Many of our frontline services are already being delivered on the back of wages of just under or over £10 an hour, and we know this isn’t nearly enough.

“To transform social care for the people who need it and the people who deliver it, particularly as we roll-out a national care service, then we must go further."