Newham social workers are set to strike again on Monday (August
13) over an ongoing dispute about £3,000 pay rises to
managers, and extra payments of £1,000 to social workers in
the children in need team.
Newham Unison members say the council failed to hold meaningful
negotiations with them about the rises, and they want all social
workers to benefit from the rise.
Over 100 social workers are expected to stage the walk out, and
will follow it up with a ‘work to rule’ from August
The borough’s social workers have taken strike action
twice since June over the issue.
Edward Roberts, assistant director of social services in Newham,
said: “We are continuing our negotiations with the unions, in the
hope of achieving a satisfactory solution for all our staff and