Branch Secretary :

One Housing Group responds to pay claim

Management out of touch with staff views


One Housing Group have responded to Unite’s pay claim. Unfortunately, the management response underlines the fact that they are out of touch with the views of their staff on this.


Credit Duncan C


Unite urges One Housing Group (OHG) senior management to focus on the urgent issues of pay that staff are raising through Unite. OHG have asked for an apology for the fact that the Unite Housing Workers website quoted the late Bob Crow; this can only be seen as an attempt to divert attention from staff concerns. Unfortunately, they go further and threaten to withdraw previously agreed union facilities; this will do nothing to help resolve staff concerns.  


0.5% pay offer is real insult


One Housing Group has developed an unenviable record in communication with staff representatives. Through the pandemic there were real problems in organising safety visits by our accredited health and safety reps. Our concerns were so serious that we were forced to put them in the public domain repeatedly. Yet subsequent to this they replied to an MP’s inquiry in forming the MP that Unite had not expressed any concern about health and safety! It is natural that OHG staff feel that their efforts through the pandemic have not been properly recognised by management and that they have been inadequately supported. It is time for OHG to think again. The 0.5% pay offer is the real insult and the real issue that senior management need to focus on!


Wednesday 24th March 2021




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