Childcare and social service workers in warning strikes

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The ver.di services union is negotiating for salary improvements for around 240000 childcare and other workers in the social services. Thousands of these workers from across the country took part in warning strikes just after Easter to underline support for the union's claim. Ver.di is arguing strongly that the nature of much work in social services is seriously undervalued and that many occupations need to be upgraded in the local government pay structure and the change would mean an average increase of 10%. Further action is planned before the fourth round of negotiations. If the ver.di campaign is successful then around 500000 similar workers in the non-profit sector could benefit as pay and conditions there tend to follow the agreement in the public sector.
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