By Jimmy Johnstone, IWGB member taking on Glasgow City Council This article was originally published in the Guardian My wife and I became foster carers because we wanted to make a home for young people who needed one. We put everything into that, even risked our own lives. We tried to do right by the children in a system that exploited us … Read more Jimmy Johnstone – Why I’m taking Glagow City Council to court
The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Scotland will hear the employment rights case on Wed 23 October IWGB’s landmark victory at first tribunal in 2017 was first time a UK court ruled foster care workers were entitled to basic employment rights If upheld, the 2017 ruling could open the door for foster care workers across the … Read more Landmark Foster Care Rights Case to be in Scotland Heard Today
Watch this video to find out more about it: We welcome all members, supporters and friends to join us in the Employment Tribunal. It will take place between the 3rd and 7th of June but the best days to come will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The tribunal will usually run between 10.30 and 4pm. … Read more Latest news – Historic First for UK Foster Care Workers
I have run out of superlatives for this year and we are not even at the end of January. The highlight beyond doubt has been the presentation by John Hendy QC of our draft Foster Care Workers bill to a packed All-Party Parliamentary Group session on January 29th. There were also speeches from Dr Jason … Read more January update: WOW WHAT A MONTH!
Hi all, It would be great if as many of you as possible could complete this important piece of academic research by IWGB member Pete Sims at Bangor University. As foster care workers we suffer enormous amounts of stress and anxiety, not only from the work that we undertake with children and young people, … Read more Your chance to participate in important research
OK GUYS..HERE IT IS…BRACE YOURSELVES.. Devon County Council today have passed huge cuts to foster care workers’ allowances. The five men on the cabinet laughed in the faces of foster care workers when they passed 35% pay cuts to carers who already earn only 89p an hour. The new pay proposals leave all foster care … Read more OK GUYS..HERE IT IS…BRACE YOURSELVES..