BASW in advance talks with Unison over stronger links

May 2009
Community Care;5/7/2009, Issue 1769, p7
The article reports that the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is discussing affiliation with union Unison. Speaking at BASW's annual general meeting in Birmingham recently, BASW chairman Ronnie Barnes said the association had held discussions with various unions but Unison, which has 40,000 social worker members, was the most prominent. Unison's deputy general secretary, Keith Sonnet, welcomed the opportunity to discuss how the union could work with BASW to support social workers.


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