TUC – We are workers too. Represent us!

by Antonia

Carer with Attitude!

It feels like everybody at the top is doing well but everybody else is going to have to suffer”  says TUC chief  Frances O’Grady  on the Today programme  this morning.

Couldn’t  agree more, Frances. Its just that you and I might have varying ideas of where ‘the top’ starts. For me, its with anyone who is entitled to pay, sick pay, holiday pay, European working time directive – oh and who the Unions are prepared to represent because they are ‘workers.’ I  get none of the aforementioned because the TUC  – although their health and social care work members are dependent on me working round the clock for nothing – elect to describe me as ‘not a worker.’

(To my face, on one occasion. The person in question  was lucky enough to be on strike because – unlike me – they  could withdraw their labour without risk of fatality to someone…

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