World Social Work Month: Talk to SWU at our workplace issues webinar on 30 March 2023

Talk to SWU (Social Workers Union): workplace issues webinar

All social workers and social work students in the UK are welcome to attend this free online advice and representation session.

We invite social workers and social work students to talk directly with the Social Workers Union (SWU) on Thursday, 30 March 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm about workplace issues that they are experiencing.

This session is free to attend regardless of membership.

The webinar is set up so that questions can be asked anonymously. If you have booked your place and would like to submit a question in advance you may send it to by March 29th. Please ensure that questions are concise and avoid going into very specific details.

A panel of Advice & Representation Trade Union Officers along with a SWU Legal Advisor will be on hand to answer your questions live during the webinar. Topics that attendees have enquired about in previous sessions include:

  • Menopause as a disability
  • Refused part-time working requests
  • Rights around flexible working hours if you have long Covid
  • Agency worker rights
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Being told your role is up for TUPE

You have until March 29th at 11:45pm to register your place for the March 30th Talk to SWU webinar.

If you are a member with a complex workplace issue that requires a longer discussion, we encourage you to call the Advice & Representation Service and speak to one of our duty initial response team.

Interested in seeing what a Talk to SWU webinar is like? You can watch the previous session below!

This is a recording of a previous Talk to SWU webinar hosted by SWU on behalf of the Social Work Employment Services. Please note that this webinar was recorded on 14 September 2022 and some of the information may now be out of date.

As a member of SWU, you are entitled to telephone advice and telephone support from the BASW / SWU Advice & Representation Service Trade Union team from your first day of membership.

You are entitled to representation after completing the three-month qualifying period as a member of SWU. Please note that to qualify for representation, the issue cannot have been a known pre-existing issue or active during this three-month qualifying period.

You can read here about the benefits of being a member of SWU including access to GFTU training – so remember to opt into SWU with your BASW membership!