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To: Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Scottish Parliament

Stop the huge rises in SSSC fees for Scottish care workers

Stop the huge rises in SSSC fees for Scottish care workers

Please cancel the huge increases in the fees payable to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) which are due in September 2017.

Why is this important?

These rises of 66% for low paid support workers and 166% for social workers, when wages rises are again below inflation, are unfair and a disincentive to people joining the care sector.

How it will be delivered

Once there are sufficient numbers of supporters I hope to arrange a meeting with the Minister to present the petition and urge him to take action.

Scotland

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Reasons for signing

  • Social wages are lower than some people we work for are getting in benefits. There should be no fees for low paid workers
  • About to renew my fee which has gone up £30 to £80!! to Start a new job next week for which the registration fee will be £35 so have asked SSSC to send me an amended bill. No such luck, they are saying I need to pay the £80. I won't be paying it, they can remove me from the register, and then I'll re-apply after starting my new job. Ridiculous!
  • it's mandatory so let the employer pay as I told my boss I would leave the care profession, I have regestered now,not paid by me, but thats all I will be doing I wont give them any more info about me as I cannot see what they are doing for me. I had a hiccup joining due to something in my past (18 years ago) I almost lost the job I had just got, and you think I have any faith in them, nah just a money making scam from something that should be good.

Updates

2017-03-01 14:27:47 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2017-02-21 19:50:12 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-02-19 12:06:26 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-02-19 10:02:14 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-02-18 22:29:33 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-02-18 21:53:18 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-02-18 21:34:41 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-02-18 21:17:37 +0000

10 signatures reached