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Catalyst HR boss’s sudden exit in midst of big restructure



Employees at Catalyst were perplexed to receive an email last week from CEO Ian McDermott, announcing the retirement with immediate effect of Judith Foss, longstanding Executive Director of People and Cul


Catalyst attempting to ram through reorganisation

Environmental services: redundancies threatened


Union busting Housing Association, Catalyst have recently announced plans to reorganise the


Deal or no deal at Catalyst Housing

Is the Catalyst People Deal a fair deal?


A proposed new “People Deal” at Catalyst Housing raises real concerns for staff – below we detail the proposals and their impact.  Catalyst derecognised t


Unite reps at Catalyst housing challenging unhealthy workplaces

National Stress Awareness day


Today is National Stress Awareness Day, but Unite reps are dealing with the problems resulting from stress in the housing sector every day.   Unite reps at Catalyst housing have


Catalyst Housing: I would leave tomorrow if offered another job

Catalyst's CEO reviewed his own company as an employer and gave them 5 stars



Some of you may have heard of, a website where empl


Catalyst housing: harsh new sick policy


Is Sports Direct really a model for housing associatio


The Guardian on Catalyst: Half the staff, but double the work

Catalyst housing association has a bigger net surplus than Greggs or Foxtons, so why are staff facing job losses and unmanageable workloads?


Industrial Action at Catalyst Housing

Plan to halve the number of neighbourhood managers


Catalyst Housing plan to halve the number of Neighbourhood Managers it employs.  Unite members at Catalyst say this will result in a drastic decline in service.&n


Going for Recognition at Catalyst

At Catalyst we have just started the formal process of forcing our management to sign a Recognition Agreement with Unite.


We’re doing this so that we can bind the employer in to an agreement that ensures there is proper negotiation on things such as pay, policies