Social workers try to halt restructure

The British Union of Social Work Employees met
with the NSPCC last week in an attempt to halt the charity’s
restructuring process and call for reassurances that there will be
no redundancies.

BUSWE general secretary Steve Anslow said that
the restructuring was being carried out in a “piecemeal” fashion,
and that the 500 BUSWE members who worked for the NSPCC wanted it
to be handled as a whole.

Staff at the NSPCC received a written response
from chief executive Mary Marsh following last week’s Community
article which said the charity was reviewing its
services, planning to cut jobs and scaling back its plans for
projects (News, page 6, 6 September).

In her response, Marsh told employees that the
restructuring was about ensuring that the best organisation
structure was in place to deliver a national strategy through local

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