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New staff agreement at the UK’s largest housing association

An agreement has been signed today (Thursday) by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association and UNISON, the UK’s largest union. It will allow the union to negotiate over pay and other benefits on behalf of staff. The agreement, which was signed by UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis and Clarion chief executive officer Keith […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Pension-funded house building might face legal challenge

As Future Homes Commission suggests pension funds could pay for massive private housing projects, UNISON reminds government funds must be invested in best interests of members.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Help halt the government attack on housing

New UNISON briefing on government’s Housing and Planning Bill highlights risks and offer advice on what you can do

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns government’s housing policy

Union describes planning minister’s comments about a ‘moral right’ to decent homes as ‘a bit ripe’ given the government’s ‘shambolic’ housing policies

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON says government’s plans for housing are ‘shambolic’

Union says the government has slashed affordable home budget by 60% and caused confusion in planning

Article on the UNISON National site.

St Helens and Warrington housing members win 3.1% pay rise

Pay increase at north-west England housing group follows rejection of 2% offer and a ballot for industrial action

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Members fight back against derecognition threat

Housing association members could be balloted over industrial action at newly merged housing group, one of largest in Europe

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to government housing plans

Plans to increase the country’s housing stock are welcome, but do nothing to tackle the problems for those on low incomes

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘We will work to protect housing association jobs and conditions’

UNISON tells London housing associations planning merger that success of plans relies on ‘efforts of dedicated workforce’

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘It’s a disgrace that housing workers live in worse conditions than those they are trying to house’

Access to good, affordable social housing is key to family and social health, community service group conference hears

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Housing staff suffer thousands of assaults

More than 4,000 physical and verbal assaults on housing staff reported in 2014 and at beginning of 2015

News on the UNISON National site.

Budget housing policies condemned

Housing policies announced in the July Budget will lead to fewer social homes at social rents being built, and will cause hardship to vulnerable tenants on modest incomes, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes end of compulsory ‘Pay to Stay’ policy

Government says it will not press ahead with policy which would have forced council in England to charge market rents to so-called high earners

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON housing activists gather in Manchester

Meeting debates key issues facing those members who work in housing association

Article on the UNISON National site.