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Thirteen Group concede and agreement is reached

In: Campaigning, Housing, Pay, Sector News

In the period leading up to Christmas 2015 Vela and Fabrick Housing groups were in the process of merging to become Thirteen Group and negotiations were taking place regarding group wide terms and conditions plus an annual pay rise. Included in the negotiations from the trade union side were Unite who were the largest union, Unison, UCATT & GMB.  Read More »

Low paid workers offered counselling

In: Health and Safety, Housing, Pay

Mental health issues affect around two thirds of the population, with many suffering in silence. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme is ‘surviving to thriving’. This gives us the chance to highlight how issues around pay and conditions and workplace stress can affect our daily lives.  Read More »

A vote is more than a cross on a piece of paper

In: Labour Movement, Sector News

There are lots of elections being held tomorrow across 27 English County Councils, 7 other English authorities, in all Welsh and Scottish Councils as well as elections for Mayors of 6 Combined Authorities. Some people don't think they need to vote in local elections, but all opportunities to have your voice heard are really important!  Read More »

IWMD 2017: An organised workplace is a safe workplace

In: Health and Safety, Sector News

The 28th April is International Workers’ Memorial Day the day each year when workers come together and remember those who have been killed and injured at work. The slogan for the day is “remember the dead – fight for the living”. Sadly, it is all too likely that know someone who has died at work, has been injured in the workplace or is suffering from an occupational diseases.  Read More »

California Playworking

In: Sector News, Young People

In the UK we have been reeling from cuts, and playwork has been particularly affected. In North America they are growing playwork as a profession, and experimenting with different ways of offering it.  Read More »

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