Mental health officers (MHOs) for Edinburgh Council social work
department have “withdrawn goodwill’ from all new
referrals to the service.
An offer of an additional £650 per year for qualified
workers made by the council was rejected as “derisory”,
and talks with the council managers have failed to resolve the
dispute. The action began on 29 March.
A Unison spokesperson said that MHOs will continue with their
current caseload until each case is concluded, but that workers
will not be taking on new cases.