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The Unite Housing Workers Branch (LE1111)

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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


Union members protest at Clarion launch
HA Workers and Residents Meeting
Housing Workers and Residents Meeting
Wishaw housing dispute: Strike fund launched
Wishaw Unite