Certificate of Sponsorship: Foreign Health and Care Workers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:58 pm ar 13 Tachwedd 2023.

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Photo of Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway Llafur 2:58, 13 Tachwedd 2023

My Lords, does the Minister agree that a key problem with the health and care worker visa scheme is that it forces workers into dependency on an individual employer? If a worker leaves that job, they need to find another sponsoring employer within 60 days or face deportation. The terrible truth is that many vulnerable care workers are more frightened of the Home Office than they are of an exploitative boss. Does the Minister agree that the Government should introduce a sector-wide fair pay agreement, strengthen workers’ rights and work with trade unions so that workers have the confidence to exercise their rights?