Unite



England: Housing association neighbourhood managers balloted for strike action over ‘erosion of employment conditions’

Housing managers at one of the UK’s largest housing associations are being balloted for strike action over employment conditions.

Published 5 November 2019

Strike action averted at River Clyde Homes after agreement reached

Staff members at River Clyde Homes who had threatened to take industrial action over a dispute regarding working conditions have called off the action after an agreement was reached with management.

Published 11 July 2019

Dundee housing workers to be balloted for industrial action

Union members in the housing department within Dundee City Council are to be balloted for industrial action after more than 500 hundred workers in construction and environmental services voted to strike.

Published 19 June 2019

Robertson makes ‘umbrella’ employment changes at Dundee housing project

Temporary agency workers at a Robertson housing site in Dundee have been moved to PAYE following complaints by the Unite union.

Published 11 June 2019

Construction fair work charter signed by Dundee City Council

Dundee City Council has joined forces with local trade unions to sign a 12-point charter committing them to fair work in the construction sector.

Published 18 December 2018

More than 400 Shelter workers to strike next month following ‘derisory’ pay offer

Staff at housing and homeless charity Shelter, including those in Scotland, will take three days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay.

Published 29 November 2018

‘Housing associations should pay Living Wage or risk losing public subsidy’

All housing associations and their subsidiary companies should commit to achieving Living Wage accreditation or risk losing their future receipt of public subsidy, according to Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes.

Published 9 January 2018

Senior Wishaw & District Housing Association Board member resigns over dispute

The former vice-chair of Wishaw & District Housing Association has resigned, criticising the way its chief executive has handled a long-running dispute with workers.

Published 14 December 2016

Fund launched to support Wishaw & District Housing Association strikers

A Scotland-wide strike fund appeal has been launched to support workers taking industrial action at Wishaw & District Housing Association.

Published 30 November 2016

Leading union calls for public ownership to fight fuel poverty

Scotland’s biggest trade union, Unite, has said politicians need to support public ownership of energy companies if they are serious about tackling the country’s fuel poverty crisis.

Published 4 November 2016

Wishaw & District Housing Association staff begin second strike

Workers at Wishaw and District Housing Association will begin four days of industrial action from today, the second strike over working conditions in as many months.

Published 28 October 2016

Sanctuary Group staff to protest over wage dispute

Housing staff will stage a demonstration outside Sanctuary Group’s headquarters in Worcester today in protest over proposed pay conditions.

Published 28 October 2016

Scottish Borders Housing Association tradesmen move towards industrial action

Tradesmen employed by Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) are moving closer to a ballot for industrial action.

Published 6 October 2016

Staff strike at Wishaw & District Housing Association

Workers at Wishaw & District Housing Association will begin a four day strike today in a dispute over holiday pay and an increased working week.

Published 27 September 2016

Unite urges housing associations to refrain from ‘inferior’ staff pensions

Housing associations should not seek to provide inferior employee pensions after contributions to the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) were increased, the country’s largest union has warned.

Published 31 July 2015