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GLASGOW AIMS HIGH ON SOCIAL WORKERS' PAY

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Glasgow City Council will boost social worker salaries in a bid to tackle chronic vacancy rates across the departme...
Glasgow City Council will boost social worker salaries in a bid to tackle chronic vacancy rates across the department.

Around a quarter of all social work posts are vacant, with the rate rising to 39% within the children and families team.

Social workers in Glasgow will now be paid £25,527, an increase of over

£600.

The council ruled out the introduction of 'golden hellos' for new recruits on the basis it would cause instability in the job market.

David Comley, acting director of social work services at Glasgow, said he was optimistic that a 'significant percentage' of the 112 social workers expected to qualify in the west coast this summer would be attracted to Glasgow.

'There's been a lot of interest so far,' he said.

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