This session features a presentation from Belfast HSC Trust and the BASW/SWU A&R Team, and is open to members who may wish to come forward to give evidence at the Muckamore Abbey Hospital Inquiry.
The BASW / SWU A&R team has developed 46 new guidance sheets across a wide range of employment law matters and on fitness to practice processes.
All social workers and social work students in the UK are welcome to attend this free online advice and representation session.
A group of practising social workers – who are all in the process of overcoming adversity in the workplace – explored the commonalities between their issues in a recent webinar organised by the SWU Campaign Fund. Social worker, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Read more
Despite the regular call out for strike from some BASW and SWU members; unfortunately, there isn’t an automatic legal right to strike in the UK. Difference between British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) Membership of Read more
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) England and the Social Workers Union (SWU) responded to the Department for Education (DfE) and Social Work England (SWE) consultations in May 2022.
Representatives from SWU and BASW comment on the TUC’s decision… The Social Workers Union (SWU) has challenged the Trade Union Congress (TUC) decision to deny SWU’s membership application. SWU General Secretary John McGowan has sent a letter of complaint to TUC General Secretary Frances Read more
The official SWU history booklet covering the first decade of the union’s history from 2011-2021… Our History We are pleased to share the official SWU history booklet which covers the first decade of the trade union’s history. A copy of Read more
Fighting for Justice and Fairness in the Workplace for Social Workers This blog has been written by Lisa Fitzpatrick who is a BASW / SWU Advice & Representation Service Trade Union Officer This year the Social Workers Union celebrates its 10th Read more