Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Update on One Housing Group Dispute: Referrel to ACAS

Some positive news today about the ongoing union dispute over wage cuts and compensation in One Housing Group. 

After a strongly worded request by the majority union UNISON to management, the 15,000 homes landlord and care provider,  One Housing Group has agreed to talks at ACAS "to try and resolve our current union disputes’ and also attempt ‘to improve our overall trade union relations" (Inside Housing) .

To be fair, Unite members who have been on strike for 11 days in recent months on this issue have asked in the past for the dispute to go to ACAS.

I understand that a meeting will take place soon and I hope that a settlement acceptable to all parties can be hammered out. 

See previous posts on dispute and picket line here and here.

(my picture from a past unrelated meeting looking out from the ACAS London office) 


Anonymous said...

I hope any settlement agreed upon is not to the detriment of the service residents receive. In recent years , rent and service charges increase year on year while the quality of the provision of these services plummet. At Green Lane in Windsor external outside lighting was reduced and many of the few which remained bulbs and electric were faulty so neither did they provide lighting. Despite this being a health and safety issue with great concern for some of the female, disabled and families with young children the willinginess to address this is at less than a snails pace speed. Cleaning and general maintenance is another huge concern but lets hope its addressed before tenants are forced to express their displeasure in a similar mode as disgruntled staff.

John Gray said...

I am afraid anon that if staff feel that they have not been treated fairly then this will have a negative impact on service.

I am sure that despite this staff are doing all they can to resolve this problem (I am also sure that One Housing management will be aware of your comments)