Newham vote for strike action

    Social workers in Newham have voted for a one-day strike in
    protest at the council’s decision to make additional payments
    only to social care staff in the children in need team.

    Last week, 80 per cent of Unison members voted in favour of the
    strike which will take place on Tuesday 19 June.

    “We want money up front for all social workers in Newham. It
    really is a hard place to work,” said Michael Gavan, chairperson of
    Newham Unison.

    Kathryn Hudson, Newham’s director of social services,
    said: “We will continue to negotiate with the unions in order to
    improve the terms and conditions for all our staff.

    “In the meantime, we are working very hard to ensure that all of
    our service users continue to get a high quality service, and do
    not suffer as a result of any strike action,” she added.






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