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Workers to go on strike over unsociable hours change

Workers in a secure children’s home and in two local authority care homes will go on strike this Saturday over changes to rates for working unsociable hours. South Gloucestershire council is planning to change contracts for staff who work on weekends and nights from October alongside the introduction of the living wage for all staff. […]

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Why social workers took to the streets on Saturday

Tens of thousands of public sector workers, care staff and social workers among them, took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest against pay cuts, job losses and austerity. It was a smaller affair than last year’s march, but still, the sight of so many social workers, teachers and off-duty police officers streaming […]

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Info for social workers joining the anti-cuts march

Social work organisations will be taking part in the TUC anti-austerity marches on Saturday October 20th. If you want to join with colleagues here are some top tips as well as the meeting times for the different social work feeder marches that will be joining the main demonstration. Where are social workers meeting? British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and […]

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Info for social workers joining the anti-cuts march

Social work organisations will be taking part in the TUC anti-austerity marches on Saturday October 20th. If you want to join with colleagues here are some top tips as well as the meeting times for the different social work feeder marches that will be joining the main demonstration. Where are social workers meeting? British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and […]

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Social workers have a duty to join Saturday’s anti-austerity march

Social work is about fighting for social justice and challenging oppression. We need to lend our voice to Saturday’s anti-austerity protests, writes Lizzie Furber*. On Saturday hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets for the TUC march for ’A future that works’. The march’s anti-austerity message that the government’s spending cuts are not working should be familiar […]

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Should the College represent individuals?

More than half (57.5%) of the 179 readers to respond to our poll so far have said the College of Social Work should offer workplace representation for individuals. Reading through some of the comments, it becomes clear that opinion really is divided over whether a college can or should have both of these functions. Some people agree […]

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Is the latest College-BASW breakdown terminal?

A unified professional body for social work looks as far off as ever this morning following the latest breakdown in talks between The College of Social Work and The British Association of Social Workers. That’s because a clear red line has emerged between the two bodies that is an issue of principle, rather than pragmatism […]

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Is the latest College-BASW breakdown terminal?

A unified professional body for social work looks as far off as ever this morning following the latest breakdown in talks between The College of Social Work and The British Association of Social Workers. That’s because a clear red line has emerged between the two bodies that is an issue of principle, rather than pragmatism […]

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