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Figures obtained by the Unison union show most councils in England and Wales are failing to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage.
Public sector unions planing a day of action over government cuts are aiming to build alliances with private sector workers and the wider anti-cuts movement.
Britain's largest union says that the Future Forum’s report into the NHS Health and Social Care Bill shows a set of proposals beyond repair.
UNISON trade union health members have unanimously condemned government plans to privatise parts of the national blood and transfusion service.
"Keep your hands of our health service," Margaret Roberts from Trafford told the government yesterday, speaking at a UNISON health conference in Liverpool.
The switch to GP-led commissioning could create a two-tier primary health care system, with some new consortia becoming lower quality providers for the poor.