Unite: 'One Housing cuts will cost staff £8,000 a year in wages'
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Unite claim One Housing cuts will cost staff £8,000 a year in wages
The Unite union has written to One Housing Group's chair Anthony Mayer to protest at proposed cuts to staff wages in its care devision.
The union claims that the Group's plans will end in pay cuts of up to £8,000 a year for frontline care staff.
Unite point out that One Housing staff have already suffered a four-year pay freeze.
In the letter to Anthony Mayer (pictured), Unite chair, Paul Kershaw, writes: "On behalf of our members across the sector, I write to express shock and anger at the stance One Housing Group is taking in remodelling its supported housing service and the apparent business strategy which One Housing has adopted.
"If implemented, the proposals would mean front line workers loosing up to £8000 per year in salary: 30 per cent of their income. You will be aware that, unlike your executives, these staff have faced a pay standstill for four years."
Unite says that One Housing plans to sack staff and reinstate them on worse terms.
One Housing Group said in a statement: “We are committed to continuing to deliver the highest levels of care and support to our residents.
"These proposals will enable us to expand our care, complex needs and retirement portfolios and to continue to fulfil our social purpose of delivering services for those most in need. However, it is crucial to note that consultation on this matter is ongoing with our staff and their representatives.”