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The Unite Housing Workers Branch (LE1111)

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Meet Len McCluskey!

Len will be speaking at our next branch meeting...


End poverty pay at British Airways

Cabin crew working for British Airways ‘Mixed Fleet’ taking strike action over ‘poverty’ pay levels which are leading to crew sleeping in their cars between shifts...


Cancer 'all clear' for night work based on 'bad science'

Night shifts are bad for your health, and many of our members who work night shifts have been particularly concerned at the mounting evidence that night work is linked to breast cancer risk.  In October an Oxford University study found that the classification of night work as a cause of breast cancer ‘is no longer justified.  This sounded like good news, but three of the most respected researchers on night work and breast cancer have now said they “fully disagree” with this conclusion...


Stop STPs Don't Slash Trash & Privatise our NHS

The NHS faces another wave of drastic cuts, privatisation and reorganisation. This is going to have a massive impact on patients and staff alike. We must fight to STOP them.  Our branch has agreed to support the national demonstration in support of the NHS on Saturday 4th March in London, and now Unite nationally is backing the march - put it in your diary!

Union Members Protest at Clarion Launch
Guests at newly merged Clarion's launch party were greeted by members of Unite and the other unions who were protesting about the organisation's decision to derecognise unions in the new organisation.

Network Launched for Housing Association Workers and Residents
Workers, residents and service users from across a range of housing associations will meet together and plan to fight together for better pay, terms and conditions, and services in social housing. Open to all, the meeting will take place on 30th January 2017 at Unite HQ. 

Further strike days at Wishaw houisng association
Unite members at the housing association started a further four days of strikes... The housing association wants to slash four days’ holiday a year from the staff and to increase their working week by 30 minutes – the equivalent of four additional working days a year...

Mega merger housing association threatens union derecognition
A last minute appeal by the unions to the Circle Chief Executive Mark Rogers was ignored and Clarion has announced that the union busting will go ahead...

Sign to support Sanctuary supported living workers
Supported Living (SSL) Workers at Sanctuary staff have received letters from their employer threatening a possible dismissal and re-engagement if they do not agree to huge pay cuts, even though the project makes an annual surplus.

Sanctuary: We'll dismiss and re-engage staff
Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) staff have received letters from their employer threatening a possible dismissal and re-engagement if they do not agree to huge pay cuts, even though the project makes an annual surplus...

Defend domestic violence refuges
Theresa May’s £20 million funding announcement for domestic violence refuges is a sticking plaster over a haemorrhage...

Strikes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
We agreed to send solidarity and a donation to strikers at our branch meeting on Tuesday night....

Fighting an attack on annual leave at St Mungos
Workers in St Mungos have been faced with a reduction in annual leave, and Unite is supporting their fight back.  They are angry that, once again, senior management make the life of their hard pressed front line staff more difficult...

Wishaw Housing Association workers in second four day strike
Unite the union is calling on Wishaw and District Housing Association in Scotland to stop attacking the conditions of hard-working members...

Unite says: No salary slashing at Sanctuary
As part of an operational restructure, Sanctuary is threatening to cut the salaries of its Supported Living staff, in some cases by up to one third (c£8,000 pa).

Housing association downgraded because of fire safety
The social housing regulator has downgraded another housing association following failures to do with its fire risk assessments...

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About Our Branch

We organise across the housing sector, mainly in housing associations, private housing organisations, and umbrella bodies. We are an active and diverse community with around 3,000 members. We have supported members in many workplaces to improve pay, terms and conditions, and to fight against the race to the bottom in social care and housing. We take a campaigning approach to our activities, and have run a number of successful and high profile campaigns to fight injustice in the workplace. 

For further information contact Branch Secretary, Suzanne Muna -, or Branch Chair Paul Kershaw at


Meet Len McCluskey!
Branch Meeting, Len McCluskey, 7th February
End poverty pay at British Airways
BA solidarity
Cancer all-clear for night work based on ‘bad science’
Night shift