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News Updates

New poll: mass social rent house building is vote winner

...Housing was even said to be the second most important local issue after the NHS among the ‘undecided’ and ‘Labour leavers’...

 

Legal battle over bogus self employment in construction

...claims which are being taken by Unite’s Strategic Cases Unit are on behalf of 42 Unite members and are lodged against five different Munnelly companies...

 

Labour declares “moral mission” to end rough sleeping

Labour pledge: *5,000 more hostel spaces + making every hostel fit for purpose *8,000 homes for rough sleepers under Housing First model *£1bn per year into outreach services...

 

Replying to Peabody on 'social mission'

Responding to Inside Houisng article; Hope they reverse their cuts to community safety, housing management and domestic violence services + meet pay claim for care & support staff!

 

Unite demands stronger asbestos legislation

...think tank found that workers and members of the public are being put at risk by inadequate UK legislation. The report found that a child in the UK can be legally exposed to 10 times as much asbestos as they can in European countries such as France or Germany...

 

Raising the bargaining bar

Delegates at Unite’s sector conferences in Brighton have been meeting this week to discuss the formation of industry-wide responses to issues like insecure work, outsourcing and automation...

 

The Guardian: Why isnt homelessness election priority? A response

The question posed in the headline to your article "Britain has a horrific homelessness crisis. Why isn't it an election priority?" could have been written by many homelessness workers...

 

'When Labour wins we all win'

...This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to elect a government that gives working people hope. We must fight for it with all we have...

 

Time to be honest about housing

For decades terms like 'affordable,' 'social,' 'mixed' have been used as cover for market failures in housing - it's time to move on from those schemes and commit to a real solution: council housing. Branch members Glyn Robbins has this in Tribune.

 

Meridian Water call for truly affordable council homes

Unite housing workers welcome call by Cllr Aramaz to delay Meridian Water capital spending decision until after election...

 

Peabody surplus up – but pressing ahead with brutal cuts

Peabody Housing today announced a £14 million rise in it’s surplus in the last six months taking it to £67 million...

 

Pay claim for Peabody Care and Support

Some of Peabody Housing staff in its Care and Support Directorate have received no pay increase for six years...

 

Victimised St Mungos Worker Speaks - Branch Meeting - 12th November, 6pm, Unite HQ

St Mungos continues to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It was recently found guilty of victimising a worker for bringing an equal pay claim. The worker will describe how she ultimately won justice, and what the case says about St Mungos executives’ ethical values.

 

St Mungos apologise for sharing rough sleeper information

St Mungo’s Chief Executive Howard Sinclair has apologised for sharing information about migrant rough sleepers with the Home Office saying, “The executive team takes full responsibility for this and is sorry it happened.” It appears that the board has not taken action to replace any executives and there have been no resignations...

Strike ballot at Peabody Housing

Peabody housing plan £1 million cuts to housing management budgets by March 2020 with potentially devastating consequences to residents and workers. Unite members have voted overwhelmingly to start a formal strike ballot.

 

Pay victory for Greenwich housing workers

About 120 housing repair workers at Greenwich council have suspended their strike action...

 

Unite reps success confronting workplace Brexit challenge

Major new research shows that Unite members are working together to successfully confront the challenges Brexit is presenting in workplaces up and down the country...

 

 

Greenwich housing repair workers to strike

Threatened with 20% cut in pay

 

HousingAssociation bosses pay up 3.61% this year

...not many of their worker or residents will have received anything like this increase...

 

Equal Pay: St Mungos victimise female worker

...St Mungos had victimised a staff member following her submission of an equal pay questionnaire.  The HR director had told the staff member that she would never work in the organisation again...

 

Workers at north west housing association vote to strike

Unite housing maintenance workers at,the north west based housing association ‘ForViva’ have voted to strike with a 90.6% majority...

 

Greenwich council housing repair workers vote to strike

...members had voted by 95 per cent for strike action over a plan to introduce a new pay structure which will cut pay by 20 per cent...

 

Unite report exposes Universal Credit

The survey of 1,173 Universal Credit claimants found that 70% had skipped meals and 42 per cent had been forced to use a food bank as result of claiming Universal Credit.

 

Firefighters important new report on Grenfell

The expertise of firefighters “has mostly been substituted with management consultants, industry lobbyists and chief fire officers” operating in a political climate that has “emphasised the need for reducing regulation driven by central government”, the report concludes...

 

Climate Strike: 20th September 2019

This week, Unite Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner joined many other union leaders when he called on the trade union movement to back school climate change strikes on 20 September. See our advice on taking part safely.

 

Unite at Notting Hill Genesis off to a Flying Start

We report on the first planning meeting of Notting Hill Genesis activists.

 

St Mungos: Why I'm voting yes for action

...This strike is about similar issues to the strike in 2014. The success of that strike has protected terms and conditions since then and we need to stand together now so that they remain protected...

 

Unite launches silica register

Silica dust (respirable crystalline silica) is created when cutting, grinding, drilling or polishing, natural substances such as rocks and sand and is also a major constituent in bricks, tiles, concrete and materials...

 

St Mungos in industrial action ballot

Management walked out of the last negotiations at the ACAS conciliation service...

 

St Mungos urged to investigate victimisation claim

Unite is today urging Robert Napier, the chair of the board of the homeless charity St Mungo’s, to carry out an immediate investigation into an allegation of victimisation of a lead Unite representative...

 

Strike ballot at St Mungos

Unite has expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks at ACAS to resolve the dispute over the changes to terms and conditions at the St Mungo's homeless charity and will now move to ballot its members for industrial action...

 

Mark Francois MP to Raise Unite @ Sanctuary Issues

Mark Francois MP has agreed to raise the detrimental contract changes being threatened by Sanctuary Care on behalf of our members working in the service.

 

Peabody Reps Win Safety Victory

Unite reps at Peabody have successfully challenged the practice of refusing paid sickness leave for operatives in a case that clearly demonstrates the empowerment of staff through an organised union.

 

Unite in further ACAS talks with St Mungos management

...The charity’s refusal to row back on plans to abolish the junior staffing cap agreement, as well as its draconian disciplinary and sickness policies, are a major sticking point for Unite members...

 

Grave concern about leadership of homelessness agancies

...Earlier this month The Observer revealed that the Home Office has drawn up a new secret programme using homelessness charities to acquire personal information that could result in deportation. This appears to be a plan to revive aspects of the ‘hostile environment’ approach by dodging the law...

 

Next Steps for Unite @ Centrepoint

Unite @ Centrepoint is consulting members on the next stages in its pay campaign.

 

Unite @ Sanctuary Deputation to Greenwich Councillors

They were the five incredibles, five women who refuse to accept the claims of their employer that they must accept inferior terms and conditions!

 

Unite joins new campaign to end sexual harassment at work

...Statistics from the TUC show that more than half of women, and 7 in 10 LGBT people, have been sexually harassed at work. But a majority of victims are reticent to report incidents because there is no safe and effective system in place to meaningfully address harassment...

 

Cautious welcome to new CITB bricklaying training scheme

"...Due to the lack of onsite experience the trainees can’t obtain an NVQ, which is the only recognised qualification in the industry..."

 

Sanctuary Care Members Meet Clive Efford MP

Representatives from three Sanctuary Care homes in Greenwich met with Clive Efford MP to outline grave concerns about proposed cuts to their working conditions which they believed would also be detrimental to the vulnerable residents they care for.

 

Shocking stress and low morale in housing associations

...survey commissioned by Unite of more than 300 housing association workers found that a strong majority, 62 per cent, reported that their pay had not kept up with the cost of living...

 

BAME disciplinaries at St Mungos

...Despite repeated assurances from senior management that disciplinary measures against BAME staff are decreasing, recent statistics show that the number of disciplinaries against BAME staff have increased from 34% in 2018 to 57% in 2019...

 

Grenfell Anniversary Event - 14th June

Please join us from 6.15 at the Grenfell Tower and wear something green.

Calling All Unite Sanctuary Members!

Sanctuary Housing Group has continued with its plan to reward long-serving, hard-working frontline staff, who care for vulnerable residents and service users, by threatening to cut their pay, terms and conditions. Our Unite @ Sanctuary members are uncowed, and gearing up for the next set of actions.

Unite statement on BBC Panorama 'care in Crisis'

"This has to end. The UK is the fifth biggest economy on the planet.  We can and should find the money to treat our vulnerable with dignity and fairly reward those who care for them too.”

Preventing violence: Unite calls for statutory duty

Unite has submitted its response to the Home Office's draft plans for a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence...

St Mungos update

...Unite is in dispute with St Mungo’s over 10 key issues related to senior management’s attempts to get rid of an agreement and reinstate ‘race to the bottom’ terms and conditions...

 

Transforming the estate I work in

Branch member Glyn Robbins writes in the current issue of Tribune.

 

Housing association cuts working week

A London housing association is to cut working hours with no loss of pay, bucking the trend in social housing...

 

Unite @ Centrepoint Pay Survey Now Open!

Unite @ Centrepoint has launched a survey of members to consult on the latest offer from the executive, and find out whether members will agree to strike action.

 

Inflation hits 3% pay falling behind

"...Professional HR departments will be well aware of reports such as this. Unite reps will be reminding them of the implications and campaigning to ensure that housing association staff know about the employer’s ability to pay and the clear evidence of rising prices..."

 

Voices need to be heard - youth service cuts

For many years the government and local authorities have neglected the Youth; we’re expected to be docile, to not question their authority or our rights, and allow our futures to be decided for us or have them be destroyed...

 

70% of LGBT people sexually harassed at work

Shocking evidence in new TUC report

 

Drastic service cut at Peabody

Despite profits of £175m announced in the 2018 Peabody annual report, staff in its award winning and highly valued Community Safety Team (CST) were left reeling this week, by the announcement that the team’s role will be deleted by July 1st 2019 as part of a £1m savings target.

 

Blacklisting: 'historic' million pound plus settlement

Unite has settled its current long running blacklisting case against the construction companies who systematically ruined the lives of their workers...

 

Mental health awareness week

There are many ways in which work can exacerbate poor mental health, and these can include the threat of redundancies, reorganisations, overwhelming workloads, being expected to do more with less, low paid jobs, discrimination or the uncertainty of change which can all make things worse.

 

Sanctuary Care staff bullied by managers

Staff in care homes managed by Sanctuary Care in Greenwich have been threatened and bullied by managers in a crude response to discontent at the housing association’s proposals to attack pay and conditions.  Unite intially raised its concern at the bullying with senior management some time ago, reminding them of workers legal right to join a union of their choice. Unfortunately, despite assurances harassment has continued; in one case a manager ripped up Unite leaflets circulating in a care home.

 

Unite wins big equal pay payout

Lessons for housing associations...

Labour homelessness campaign launch

...Owen [Jones] emphasised that it is a disgrace that people sleep on the streets in one of the richest countries that has ever existed.  We were keen to take our fighting anti austerity message to the meeting and distributed a leaflet from the branch...

Unite Meets with Sanctuary Care Managers

Sanctuary Care managers meet with Unite reps and branch officers, but fail to offer a valid rationale for the proposed cuts.

No to real terms pay cuts: Rochdale housing workers ballot for strike

Unite members have rejected a below inflation pay offer of two per cent. However, rather than return to the negotiating table RBH instead imposed the pay offer on the staff

Centrepoint pay cut rejected

Management at the homelessness agency Centrepoint offered their workers a real terms pay cut at a meeting with Unite last week.  This would be the third pay cut in successive years for hard pressed staff...

Lobby Greenwich Council - Wednesday 15th May - Support Sanctuary Care Workers

We will be asking councillors to prevent Sanctuary’s executive from making severe cuts to care workers’ pay and conditions. Our members provide essential care services to vulnerable residents who will be harmed if the cuts are carried out.

Rough sleeping cuts: agencies should work with Unite

Spending on single homeless people has more than halved since 2010 while rough sleeping has risen by 165% since 2010.  No one should be surprised that deaths of homeless people have risen by 24% over the last four years.  These figures illustrate the real impact of austerity policies and local authority cuts...

Sanctuary Members Vow: No Surrender! More Action!

What better way to end the bank holiday week than with a packed and resolute meeting of our Sanctuary Care workers demanding that if the employer doesn't meet their demands, we move to ballot for strike action.

Brexit on our terms

Trade unionists are not bystanders to the industrial impact of Brexit

Unite and SME construction firms agree 2.75% pay rise

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a one-year deal involving a 2.75 per cent pay rise to come into effect in June 2019...

Days lost due to stress on the rise

Professional body for HR managers confirms stress on the rise due to poor management and unrealistic workloads

Women's Lives Matter - Branch Discussion - 9th April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Sachs-Eldridge will speak about why the 'Women's Lives Matter' campaign is relevant to both men and women within our branch. The meeting is at 6pm, Tuesday 9th April, Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road WC1X 8TN

Next Sanctuary Care Staff Meeting - 18th April 2019

Thursday 18th April, 5.30pm – 7pm, Old Tiger’s Head Pub, 351 Lee High Road, Blackheath, London SE12 8RU.

Unions demand 5% increase for Peabody workers

...Peabody management say that financial performance is especially strong; their staff say "we cant take more real terms pay cuts."

Spy cop unmasked

The identity of a former spy cop who duped a number of women into sexual relationships and gained unfettered access to the homes of innocent activists has been been unmasked.

Slamming Slumlords and Bullying Bosses

On May Day, after we have marched with the trade union and socialist movement, we will make our way to a picket and hold our Alternative Housing Awards outiside the UK Housing Industry event. Everyone is invited to join us: 6pm, Wednesday 1st May, at the Grosvenor Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN. And bring placards!

Kate Davies questioned by Notting Hill Genesis staff

"Given our values are centred around honesty, how can we trust her given that she hosted her private book launch on the anniversary of the Grenfell disaster on NHG premises?" 

Unite on construction apprenticeships

"...calling skilled workers ‘craftsperson and ‘master craftsperson,’ is only the first step to improving vocational status across the industry and far more needs to be done..."

Cost of Living - Going Up

RPI figure shows inflation at 2.5%...

Mitie industrial relations mess

Unite is warning that outsourcing giant Mitie should be barred from acquiring contracts from Interserve due to its woeful treatment of its workforce and its very poor industrial relations record...

Mears and Mitie housing workers gear up for industrial action

Workers employed by both Mears and Mitie undertaking housing maintenance work for Crawley council are gearing up for industrial action after nearly a decade of pay cuts...

Time off for family and dependants

'Work Voice Pay monthly' from Unite contains regular 'bite size' suggestions for bargaining. Are you taking up work life balance with members where you work? Let us know what you think and read the short guide...

New Training! Winning in the Workplace

Whatever the situation developing a campaign strategy will help you to increase your power at the negotiating table. and raise the union profile. Campaigning might seem scary prospect, but it is a skill that everyone can learn.

The Alternative Housing Awards 2019

The Alternative Housing Awards 2019 will take place on Wednesday 1st May, 6pm, at the Grosvenor Hotel - the home of exclusivity and privilege. It will coincide with the industry housing awards being presented in comfort and style inside.

Women Hardest Hit by Cuts

A new report entitled ‘Triple Whammy’ has been published by the Women's Budget Group, setting out clear findings that show how women are the hardest hit by government cuts made in the name of austerity.

Catalyst: Pay, Union Recognition, Childcare & Equality

Reps are preparing a detailed pay claim which includes an across the board pay increase, a larger pay increase for low paid staff and the call for a company wide equality audit, an improved childcare package and union ‘recognition.’

Unite to force blacklisting boss back in court

Unite is closing in on forcing Cullum McAlpine, one of the key architects behind the industrial scale blacklisting of construction workers, to account for his actions in court. The legal development comes on the 10th anniversary of the uncovering of the blacklisting scandal...

Councils should set 'no cuts' budgets

Enfield council lobby: Our members jobs are threatened by local authority jobs and the cuts have a drastic effect on services including homelessness and housing support services. Unite local authority workers have a long standing call for Labour councils to refuse to pass on these destructive Tory cuts....

Housing support cuts leads to increased rough sleeping

Rough sleeping is on the rise because of austerity and specifically because of cuts in housing services.  Jack Jeffrey, a branch member working with rough sleepers, looks at the figures below. Unfortunately, St Mungos continue to operate like a commercial contractor driving down costs and seeking to undermine staff terms and conditions.  We appeal to them to join with Unite in opposing cuts to services for rough sleepers...

Unite’s new period dignity fight is making great inroads

“We wanted to campaign against period poverty but we wanted to go beyond this and make it a workplace campaign too”

L&Q deny staff their bonus

London housing association L&Q angered staff last week when it announced it would not pay them a bonus this year following an announcement that its projected surplus would be cut...

Unite demands full benefits for construction workers

Unite is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent tragic fatality of a worker in Scotland...

Unite launches a grassroots history project with lessons that reverberate today

...The project will be history with a difference, involving trade union activists across Britain engaged in their own original research, including first-hand account interviews on the history of their own work places, sectors and regions...

In praise of housing workers

"...The attacks on pay and conditions that are regularly raised at my union branch (Unite Housing Workers) illustrate the gap that has opened between those providing front-line services and tiers of absentee management..."

Burnout nation

"...By the end of the year, 72 per cent of workers have not taken off the annual leave days they have been allocated. When polled in November last year, workers had on average 7.5 days still to take off..."

Unite HQ opens its doors to rough sleepers on coldest night of the year

Unite regional officer Tabusam Ahmed... thanked St Mungo’s staff, whose job security and terms and conditions are now under threat from their own employer.“Their support at Unite’s headquarters last night and in the coming days serves as a testament to the hard work they do,” she said. “That’s why it’s vital that we at Unite fight to preserve the pay, terms and conditions of charity workers like these who are motivated by an entirely selfless desire to help society’s most vulnerable.

SHAC Linking housing workers and residents

"...Stemming from an initiative by the Unite housing workers branch, SHAC (Social Housing Action Campaign) links workers in social housing and residents.  On Tuesday, members of Unite and the GMB, residents in a range of social housing landlords (housing associations and Coops) and some councillors debated a range of pressing issues..."

Not only one ‘blue’ day

...Improving mental health in the workplace is an aim that Unite has long been committed to...

St Mungo’s bosses trying to reinstate ‘race to the bottom’ T&Cs

...Unite reps have had a great response on stalls outside a series of staff conferences in London and Bristol. As well recruiting new members they have new volunteers to be reps...

Unite launches construction period dignity campaign

"...a survey of its women construction members found that a lack of facilities, when women were having their periods, was a major issue for many workers..."

New! Branch Training - Unravelling Union Recognition

Register here to reserve your place.

Developing Links with Tenants - SHAC Meeting - 29th January

All branch reps and activists are invited to the next meeting of the Social Housing Action Campaign, 6.30pm, 29th January 2019 at Unite HQ, Holborn.

Unite launches Brexit immigration law helpline

Unite has launched a specialist helpline to assist migrant workers concerned about immigration issues as the UK leaves the European Union...

Peabody: Unite members victory follows strike vote

...staff have unanimously agreed to accept a much improved offer from management...

Construction Industry Training Board betrayed

"...At a time when major outsourcers such as Carillion have collapsed, Interserve is on life support and many organisations are insourcing their services; it is flying in the face of reason for the CITB to be undertaking a major outsourcing project..."

Health and safety bulletin

Vote for strike at Peabody Direct

Unite members threatened with redundancy at the Peabody Direct call centre have voted to strike...

Unity over division

Unite nationally has launched its unity over division campaign in response to the rise of the far right....

Shelter staff to strike

And The Winners Are ...

The highly successful Alternative Housing Awards event has unveiled the housing associations deemed worst employers and landlords. Find out who has topped the leader board, and who has been left on the runners up roll call of shame.

Victory for Unite in Peter Bedford dispute

Planned strike action at Peter Bedford Housing Association, in Hackney, involving members of Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union has been called off after management agreed to honour the pay deal they had previously failed to implement...

Peter Bedford HA: Strike to follow breached agreement

Members of the Unite housingworkers branch at Peter Bedford Housing Association in Hackney are set to take five working days of strike action in a dispute over broken pay promises...

Mears buys Mitie's housing arm

Unite the union, representing workers at both Mitie and Mears, is seeking reassurances from both companies that the workforce will be fully protected following today’s announcement...

Catalyst £11,000 party for boss Redundancies for workers

Rod Cahill, the retiring CEO of Catalyst Housing Ltd, has enjoyed a lavish invite-only retirement party at the exclusive OXO2 venue in the iconic Oxo Tower in central London...

Strike action at Peter Bedford Housing Association

Unite members at Peter Bedford Housing Association voted 100% to strike on a 96% turnout.  The strike will start on Monday December 3rd...

Stress: a growing epidemic

Working days lost to stress increased by nearly a quarter in 2017 according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), leading to calls for a “culture change” in how bosses deal with the “growing epidemic”...

Unite in housing: Pay up!

...Reps were introduced to Unites pay claim generator, a unique online facility which aides reps prepare pay claims and LE1111 branch secrestary Suzanne Muna has prepared a sector wide statement using the template which can be downloaded...

Sharon Harding: Special Guest Speaker at November Branch Meeting

Sharon is a black, female activists who started out in the challenging environment of the construction sector. She will be speaking at the branch meeting on 13th November, 6pm, Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road.

Handling Grievances and Disciplinaries Training

Casework can seem often seem terrifying: bureaucratic and difficult to manage, with potentially serious consequences for members. But don't panic! This half-day training will arm you with the right strategy and give you the confidence to represent members. Open to all reps and activists.

Unite members at Peter Bedford ballot for pay strike

Unite members at Peter Bedford Housing Association are currently balloting for potential strike action over pay.  Senior management are refusing to pay staff the increment due for this year in accordance with this year's NJC pay scales...

Unite produces pensions briefing

...Around ten thousand housing workers could face attacks to their pension schemes following the announcement this week of further increases in the deficit of the biggest pension scheme in the sector...

Catalyst attempting to ram through reorganisation

Union busting Housing Association Catalyst have recently announced plans to reorganise their Environmental Services Management Team with redundancies threatened... strike considered...

Threat to housing workers’ pensions: Unite will resist

Around ten thousand housing workers could face attacks to their pension schemes following the announcement this week of further increases in the deficit of the biggest pension scheme in the sector.  

Mental health workers struggling under unsustainable workloads

Unite responds to the Care Quality Commission report on social care 

Report of ACAS diversity conference 

The focus of the day was on Diversity and Productivity, and there was a packed agenda of speakers in the fields of mental health, diversity and “neuro-diversity”...
London assembly questions housing association CEOs

Management communication with staff were actually helped by derecognising their trade unions at Catalyst Housing according to its boss Rod Cahill.  


Unite calls on members to sign open Grenfell letter to housing minister

“Eleven months after the Grenfell fire, when the announcement (to fully fund the replacement of cladding on social housing blocks) was made, only 7 out of over 300 tower blocks had been re-clad"

“Likely that St Mungos passed on confidential information without permission”

The Information Commissioner has concluded that it is likely that St Mungos passed key information about migrant rough sleepers to Home Office enforcement teams without their permission. 

Housing Association bosses give Theresa may standing ovation

Housing association chiefs gave Theresa May a standing ovation for her speech to the National Housing Federation on Wednesday.  There can’t be many audiences in the UK where she could expect that...

Housing Association boss’s get inflation busting pay rises again

"...boss’s have been awarded an average pay rise of 4.3% this year according to figures published in today’s Inside Housing.  That is an inflation busting pay boost which will increase the already growing gap between frontline workers and top executives in the sector and is far more than their tenants and residents will have had..."


Cladding: hospital safety scandal

"...After last year’s Grenfell fire the government ordered safety checks of cladding on residential buildings, NHS properties and schools... 


Unite demands period dignity

Unite is demanding that women and girls have period dignity. By making changes in our workplaces, our places of education, and in society, women and girls will be able to have a positive period knowing that they are able to access sanitary products...


Catalyst Housing: senior pay races ahead of inflation

Catalyst Housing's annual report shows bumper pay increases for senior management. ...

Connection at St Martins restructure: Union fully consulted

"...The aim of the restructure is to fully put in place good practice approaches such as co-production, PIE, strengths based approach and recovery based approach and to reduce the costs of senior management..."

Irish Embassy Protest - Support the Dublin Occupations

Solidarity with housing activists occupying empty homes. Join us for the protest outside the Irish Embassy, 4pm, Friday 7th September, map.

HCA Pay Strike: Improved Options Approved!

Unite members at the HCA (Homes England and the Regulator of Social Housing) today voted overwhelmingly to endorse a revised set of options on pay following industrial action in July, and a sustained campaign over the last few months. 

Housing Green Paper 'Pitiful'

Faced with public outrage following the deaths at Grenfell tower, a deep housing crisis with unaffordable homes and rising numbers sleeping rough the government promised a “fundamental rethink of social housing in this country”. 

New research from Unite: Construction bogus self-employment rises again

"...incredible 49 per cent of the industry’s 2.29 million workers were paid via CIS..."

13% real terms pay cut for staff - 'generous' pay at top

Unite members were recently on strike over pay at the government quango

News

New poll: Mass social rent building is key vote winner
New poll: Mass social rent building is key vote winner
When Labour wins.. election material
When Labour wins.. election material
Unite in legal battle over bogus self employment in construction
Unite in legal battle over bogus self employment in construction