The Unite union is running a fair pay campaign over the next six weeks at Link Group in response to an ongoing pay dispute. Unite said a majority of its members, who include plumbers, joiners, electricians, labourers, cleaners, welfare rights officers, benefit advisors and assistants, and housi
Around 40 members of staff within the housing service department at Aberdeen City Council will begin a four-day strike action today due to a dispute about a proposed role merger and an increased workload.
Housing officers at Aberdeen City Council have voted to go on strike next month amid claims they are under “mounting pressure” to manage an increased workload as a result of a rise in housing arrears and homelessness in the city. A ballot held by trade union Unite earlier
Several Aberdeen City Council staff are being balloted on strike action after an increase in housing arrears and homelessness in the north-east left many workers “at breaking point”. Service cuts have caused a dispute between the council and staff who say they are under significant press
Council workers across Scotland have voted to reject an offer of increased pay from the Scottish Government. The offer, which included a flat-rate payment of £800 for staff earning under £25,000 a year with a 2% uplift for those earning £25,000 to £40,000; and a 1% rise for t
Union members in the housing department within Dundee City Council are to be balloted for industrial action after more than 500 hundred workers in construction and environmental services voted to strike.
Dundee City Council has joined forces with local trade unions to sign a 12-point charter committing them to fair work in the construction sector. The charter pledges to ensure that through the procurement and delivery of council-backed building projects there will be high standards of employment sta
Staff at housing and homeless charity Shelter, including those in Scotland, will take three days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay. The Unite union said the 72-hour strike follows a “derisory” offer of a 1% pay increase plus a non-consolidated (one off) 1% payment.
Bruce Forbes All housing associations and their subsidiary companies should commit to achieving Living Wage accreditation or risk losing their future receipt of public subsidy, according to Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes.
The former vice-chair of Wishaw & District Housing Association has resigned, criticising the way its chief executive has handled a long-running dispute with workers. Eddie Mullen said chief executive Niall Gordon has been “heavy handed” and has given the Board “inaccurate” information in