Some 150 workers at One Housing Group were set to strike from Wednesday to Friday this week. They are members of the Unite union.
After a three year pay freeze support workers are being dismissed and rehired on cheaper contracts. They will lose an average of £2,000 a year—for some as much as £8,000. But One Housing boss Mick Sweeney took a £31,000 pay rise.
Unite plans picket lines at six sites around London.
It follows a strike by Unite members against pay cuts at Equinox housing, also in London, on Wednesday of last week.
“We’re told that we’re all in it together—but if that’s the case why isn’t our CEO taking a pay cut?” said shop steward TJ.
This is the second strike for Equinox workers. They were discussing further action as Socialist Worker went to press.
“I have continued to argue that one day a fortnight is not enough to win this dispute,” said TJ. “We need to strike more.”
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