I have read today about the scandal of care workers not being paid for travel time and on zero rated hours.
People pay 16 per hour to the council, who subcontract to ‘for profit’ companies who pay the workers less than half of this.
Why do people not hire the care workers direct and get more for their money? Why do care workers not make their own rounds of customers up and become self employed? People hire their own domestic cleaners direct why not care workers? I understand this would not be a choice if you do not pay for care but seemingly most people have to contribute something per hour so why not? Anyone got any insight into this?
If you ask me, zero rated hours should be made illegal, disgusting abuse of labour.