Branch Secretary :

Arguing With Accounts - Reps Forum Training Session

The social housing sector is rich. So how come our employers argue that cuts to our pay, terms and conditions are needed?


When economic efficiency is used as an argument, management can point to apparently impenetrable accounts for their justification.


As reps, we must meet these arguments head on to gain credibility in the eyes of management and members. We need to be well-informed and confident to argue back.


As our latest Reps Forum will prove, you don’t need to be an accountant or mathematician to understand accounts. 


  • Reps Forum: Arguing With Accounts 
  • Saturday 19th October
  • 11am - 3.30pm
  • Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road,WC1X 8TN (map)



Please register for your place here.



Unite Researcher James Lazou has a wealth of experience to pass on. In the opening session, James will take us through the basics of accounts, explain how to interpret their jargon, and find out where the money is stashed. 





Please bring a copy of your employer’s accounts with you to the training. These should be accessible on your association’s website. Any difficulties, please contact Nick Auvache, Branch Organiser on



Lunch will be provided by the Branch, and travel and carer costs can also be paid. If you need assistance, please contact Branch Secretary


The morning session will be followed in the afternoon by a discussion on campaign activity, and we will jointly explore how the accounts training can be used to help the campaign, get ideas and support from others and identify ways that the branch can assist reps and activists in the workplace.


We will close the training at around 3.30pm, then adjourn to the local pub for drinks and more discussion!  



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