Pay hike for care staff

Care staff in Glasgow are likely to receive a substantial pay increase under a council-wide workforce review, but it is unclear whether it will lead to a cut in social workers’ wages. Most of the winners in the review will be low-paid staff. For instance, pay for care home workers will rise by a quarter.

Unison’s Scotland convener, Mike Kirby, said it was unclear how it would affect social workers and para-professionals. He said: “Social work recently went through its own pay and grading review so we hope it won’t have any significant effect on that.”

A council spokesperson said job descriptions would change to prevent staff losing out.

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