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Welcome to the Social Workers Union

Expert support

BASW launched The Social Workers Union in 2011. As a BASW member you are currently entitled to become a member of the Social Workers Union for a small sum.*

About Us

What is SWU and how is it different from other unions?
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SWU's Appointment System

How to get a quick appointment with SWU officials
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SWU's Q&A Guides to Problems at Work

Advice on problems you might encounter
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FAQs - All About SWU

Frequently Asked Questions about the SWU
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Why Join?

Why join & Why you might need us?
Why SWU is the fastest growing trade union in the UK

Testimonials

Testimonials from members about the SWU service
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Constitutional Matters

Important governance details about SWU
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FAQs - The Support We Offer

Frequently Asked Questions about our support
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* An annual fee of up to £20 depending on employment status