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Housing workers strike back at pay attack

Issue No. 2359

One Housing workers in Ponders End, north London, picketing a site the bosses had told them not to

One Housing workers in Ponders' End, north London, picketing a site the bosses had told them not to (Pic: Emma Davis)


Around 150 support workers struck for three days at One Housing Group sites across London last week against severe cuts to their wages.

Some workers could face losing their own homes as a result of losing up to £8,000 a year after a three year pay freeze.

“It’s unfair that we’re getting our pay cut while the boss is getting a huge rise and bonus of more than £30,000,” one picket in north London told Socialist Worker.

Workers in the Unison union had accepted the cut.

However, more workers have joined Unite during the dispute.

Talks were underway as Socialist Worker went to press.


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Tue 25 Jun 2013, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2359
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