Welcome to SWU Updates !
This is where you will find news and information about upcoming events, campaigns, demonstrations, activities and training sessions.
The page is designed for social workers who are SWU members or SWU Union Contacts in their workplace or university, but if you are not a member and you’d like to join, you can do so here
If you are a SWU member and you’d like to become more active and involved in your Union, you could become part of our SWU Union Contact Scheme where you will be a vital member of our team and the voice of the Union in your workplace, university or placement. If you are interested in becoming a SWU Union Contact you can find out more about it here
We welcome interaction and feedback, so please feel free to write to us via our Contact page and we will endeavour to respond to all questions and comments. (Please note that any questions relating to new or ongoing workplace negotiations will be dealt with via the BASW/SWU Advice & Representation Team which can be contacted here)
The SWU Team
John McGowan, SWU General Secretary
Lien Watts, SWU Assistant General Secretary
Carol Reid, SWU National Organiser & Union Contact Scheme Manager
Joanne Deakin, SWU Administration Manager
Kevin Viney, SWU Administration Manager (temp)