May 2015

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May
2015
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French multinational SAFT complicit in Gaza massacre

As the anniversary of last year's seven week long massacre by Israel in the Gaza Strip draws closer, evidence obtained by Corporate Watch shows that a French company manufactured equipment used by the Israeli military in Gaza last year. Photos taken by International Solidarity Movement activist Charlie Andreasson on 7 August 2014 show that a military battery pack manufactured in the US by French company SAFT was discarded in the village of Khuza'a in the southern Gaza Strip after one of the worst massacres of the attack.


13
May
2015
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MiHomecare scandal grows: company underpaying carers and 'clipping' visits in England

New Corporate Watch investigation finds major care company MiHomecare has paid staff in England less than the minimum wage and that care visits are regularly cut short as the company does not schedule enough time for travel in between.


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May
2015
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'I personally feel they should be closed down': My MiHomecare experience

Brian Jones

 

Surrey resident Alison Jones describes the poor quality of care her father Brian received from MiHomecare in his final years.

When my dad got out of hospital in August 2013 after a variety of diabetes-related conditions he needed carers to come to his house in Caterham every morning and evening to help him wash, dress, prepare his food and take his medicine. He was 76 years old. The care was organised through MiHomecare.

Almost as soon as the carers started it was very clear that they did not have enough time to do their job. They did not seem to have enough time to travel between clients as they rarely turned up on time. This was important as dad was diabetic and needed his food and insulin at regular times.

One carer was very good. She lived nearby and on the days she came dad was very well cared for. On the other days it was hit and miss.