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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 »

We are all Daniel Blake!

In: Equalities, Economics, Fighting Back, Homelessness, Housing, Pay

Exactly half a century after the iconic television play Cathy Come Home sparked a national conversation about homelessness, another Ken Loach production will be released in cinemas nationally on October 21, is getting people talking – this time about our convoluted, austerity-driven benefits system which has robbed so many of their dignity. Read More »

A perfect time for a bit of self-reflection!

In: Cuts, Equalities, Pay, Sector News

‘Healing a divided Britain’ is a new report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that represents the biggest ever review into race inequality in Great Britain and which provides a comprehensive analysis on whether our society lives up to its promise to be fair to all its citizens.  Read More »

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