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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 August 2012

Victory for One Housing workers

"You're fired!", "Welcome back after accepting 8k salary drop", "Unite accuses landlord of failing to engage"!

These headlines were typical of the extensive press coverage of an open letter to One Housing Group from the London Unite housing workers' branch.

Management have responded with a significant step back, lifting the threat to dismiss supported housing staff and reinstate them on worse conditions. The measure, which would mean pay cuts of up to 8,000 per year, will now be discussed at a meeting with unions in September.

Unite London officer Nicky Marcus commented: "One Housing talks of the importance of its social purpose but in reality they simply wish to expand by undercutting other housing associations". Branch chair Paul Kershaw said: "We are committed to back supported housing staff at One Housing and elsewhere in the sector.

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