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Social Workers successful in halting “Cheap Labour” Scheme



The Social Work Action Network Ireland is delighted to share the news that collective action works!

With the news of the recent launch of a recruitment campaign from the HSE/Tusla for Professionally Qualified Social Workers[i] and the news that this recruitment campaign is open to current social work students[ii], it is clear that the cheap labour scheme (or “new graduate scheme”), which was proposed by the Child and Family Agency in early 2014[iii] is, in the words of their CEO Gordon Jeyes, “dead in the water[iv]”.


Meeting on the

Housing Crisis

Please share this widely and consider attending. Members of the community and grassroots groups will get together next week to discuss the housing crisis and how local communities can support each other in fighting for the right to a home.


Don't forget that the #M21 March Against

Racism is on in Dublin City Centre this

Saturday, March 21st. Join us behind the

SWAN Ireland banner!


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