Today we honour the lives of all the trans and non-binary people who have been killed by anti-transgender violence and discrimination.
We call on UK and international governments to press for an immediate ceasefire between the Israeli military and Hamas and to seek a political way forward that can promote the equal human and social rights of the Palestinian and Israeli populations.
BASW and the SWU stand with the innocent victims, their families and all civilians at risk of harm and death in Israel and Palestine in the current terrible and escalating conflict.
The highlight of the Durham Miner’s Gala weekend was the launch of the GFTU Educational Trust’s new training programme.
“The conditions social workers and educational psychologists are witnessing today are like those which nineteenth century poor law campaigners reported.”
Social workers deserve a safe and healthy workplace and SWU will continue to campaign for this on behalf of our members, and to fight for better resources for people who use social services.
Dr Edda Nicolson shares her knowledge and insights into the GFTU’s early history with SWU members in this special question and answer session.
The UK Government have confirmed plans to introduce anti-worker legislation that will require key public services to maintain a minimum level of service during union strike walkouts, severely blunting the impact of strikes. The UK already has the most restrictive Read more
the GFTU Young Members’ Weekend has established itself as one of the most exciting, high impact Labour Movement events to inspire younger workers to understand more about their unions, the labour movement and the challenges
we face politically and in the workplace.
Turkey is engaging in the same behaviour as the Russian state’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, and we again urge President Erdogan and the Turkish government to return to the negotiating table to find a peaceful solution… General Secretaries from 16 Read more