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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 August 2012
Victory for One Housing workers
"You're fired!", "Welcome back after accepting £8k salary drop", "Unite accuses landlord of failing to engage"!
These headlines were typical of the extensive press coverage of an open letter to One Housing Group from the London Unite housing workers' branch.
Management have responded with a significant step back, lifting the threat to dismiss supported housing staff and reinstate them on worse conditions. The measure, which would mean pay cuts of up to £8,000 per year, will now be discussed at a meeting with unions in September.
Unite London officer Nicky Marcus commented: "One Housing talks of the importance of its social purpose but in reality they simply wish to expand by undercutting other housing associations". Branch chair Paul Kershaw said: "We are committed to back supported housing staff at One Housing and elsewhere in the sector.
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In The Socialist 22 August 2012:
International socialist news and analysis
Support South African miners
National Shop Stewards Network
Lobby the TUC on 9 September: Demand a 24-hour strike against austerity
Socialist Party Readers' Comments
Zero-hour contracts mean zero rights
Scrounger? The truth about living on the dole
Tottenham: a year since the riots
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fare rises and rail cuts: Kick the fat cats off our railways!
NHS: Dewsbury mass meeting opposes PFI
Another News of the World perjury charge
Doors close after A-level results
Justice for Kingsley Burrell!
WikiLeaks and Assange: No extradition to the USA
Shafilia Ahmed murder: A question of women's rights
Tommy Walker - tribute to a working class fighter
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
And the toilet seat medal goes to... Sheffield City Council!
Southampton rebels continue fight against council cuts
Victory for One Housing workers
Draconian sentences for Pussy Riot protest will backfire on Putin
End seafarers' poverty wages
Builders plan to stop 'Besna 2' at Crown House
In Brief: POA rejects pensions offer
Socialist Party feature
Food: Scoffing on profits
The Olympics: Sport for all, or just for the elite?
The Socialist 22 August 2012 |
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