Amicus-AEEU

Amicus-AEEU

August 02, 2006 10:39 ET

"Industrial action looms at housing organisation as management resort to dirty tricks", says Amicus

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2006) - "Industrial action looms at housing organisation as management resort to dirty tricks", says Amicus
Amicus, the union representing members at Britain's biggest supporting housing organisation, has warned that industrial action is now inevitable as pay talks break down in acrimony.

Stonham management refused to increase its offer of 2.5% at ACAS on 28th July despite a massive 90% rejection by members in a consultative poll.

The management has enraged union negotiators and members further with an inflammatory e-mail sent to all staff after the ACAS meeting attempting to identify Amicus and the union reps as the only obstacle to a settlement.

Stonham housing has1,100 properties all over the UK with some 5,500 tenants and provide non-residential support or another 5,000 service users. Action could be taken as soon as September and would concentrate on withdrawal of good-will and working in line to contracts of employment. Amicus will ensure that vulnerable tenants do not suffer has a result of any industrial action.

David Jones, Amicus chief negotiator said,

"Our members are very upset; they feel the pay offer does not do justice to effort they have put in to strengthening the organisation over the past twelve months.

"There have been many pay settlements above 2.5% in the sector this year which only heightened our members feeling that management does not value them.

"Stonham management have scored an own goal with this e-mail attacking negotiators, it shows they are out of touch with their staff.

"To avoid industrial action they need to apologise and get back round the table and re-open negotiate."

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For further information contact David Jones on 07974 975 080.


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  • For further information contact
    David Jones
    07974 975 080