Celebration of social work in Thurrock

17 March 2022
This week social workers in Thurrock have been joined by elected members, senior managers to mark and celebrate World Social Work Day (Tuesday 15 March) through a series of seminars and events.
Today (Thursday 17 March) social workers came together to launch Thurrock Social Work Academy with members, senior managers and guest speakers including:

Council disappointed as Unite announces plans for strike action

1 April 2021
Unite, the trade union, has notified the council that they plan to take strike action from 13 April until 7 May. This is extremely disappointing given that formal consultation is ongoing with all 3 trade unions and directly with staff. The council is very much around the discussion table and this has been the case throughout.
Any statement suggesting the council is not in full and open engagement with the trade unions is simply not true. Unite did not even wait to see the details of the formal consultation before they decided to ballot for strike action.