Unison has criticised plans aimed at attracting frontline child
social workers in Wales.
The package of measures including cash incentives which Cardiff
Council describes as “market supplements” are on offer to qualified
child care fieldworkers.
But the union says that the extra £1,200 a year to retain
qualified field workers and recruit new ones is “divisive”.
The council argues that the proposals are justified as 32 of the
59 key long-term child-care posts are vacant.
Peter King, branch secretary of Cardiff Unison, says it is
unfair that an additional £100 per month should only be
offered to certain social workers.