Petition Ensure that all social care workers in Wales are paid the new Real Living Wage (£10.90) immediately.
The Welsh Government made a pledge to pay social care workers in Wales the REAL living wage which was £9.90. In September, the Real Living Wage set by the Real Living Wage Foundation (RLFW) increased to £10.90. Social care workers are trying to make ends meet in a cost-of-living crisis. They are seeing RLWF accredited workers getting at least £1 per hour more for far less skilled jobs. They will soon be leaving the sector!
Funding needs to be aligned to the Real Living Wage Foundation implementation date (November each year), else social care workers will be feeling even more disgruntled when it goes up again next year. Social care workers are feeling very undervalued and let down by the Welsh Government.
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