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Carers UK Forum • Tories 'will give carers week off'
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Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:55 pm
by rosemary
Full-time carers will be guaranteed one week's paid leave under the Conservatives, party leader Ruth Davidson has pledged.

The Tories will give the guarantee to carers who work more than 50 hours a week looking after a loved one, Miss Davidson will tell her party conference in Stirling.
http://icscotland.icnetwork.co.uk/news/ ... _page.html

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:01 am
by ladybird17
How generous. I wonder how many other workers, who work 50 hours a week or more, for less than the minimum wage, get just one week paid leave per year (and still work on public holidays!)

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:43 am
by Lazydaisy
Ladybird 17, it doesn't say that it would be a paid break! Perhaps they intend taking away the Carers Allowance for that week! After all,if my son goes into respite care for a week, he has to pay every penny of his income from the privilege. Image
I agree with you though.I used to be a nurse, and we had five weeks paid annual leave and two weeks leave as there are ten bank holidays a year,we had time and two thirds pay on top of that if we actually worked a Bank Holiday.

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:32 am
by Myrtle
I see it's only for Scotland too.

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:59 am
by Eun
Don't worry Myrtle these policies are an irrelevance - the Conservatives are non existent up here - we have more pandas than Conservatives! Image

Eun

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:09 pm
by Myrtle
I kind of thought it was a sop to get some voters! Image Image Image

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:13 pm
by crocus
Youre probably right, myrtle - just goes to show how out of touch they are Image

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:39 pm
by rosemary
Don't worry Myrtle these policies are an irrelevance - the Conservatives are non existent up here - we have more pandas than Conservatives! Image

Eun
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Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:01 pm
by JohnT
I wont hold me breath on that one lol

Re: Tories 'will give carers week off'

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:30 pm
by Eun
What are we supposed to do with our son when we get given this "week off" then since one of the reasons we can't have a break is that there isn't respite available for him? That is why he is going to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday to talk about his petition regarding the lack of respite.

Eun