Housing workers strike to stop wage cuts

Submitted by AWL on 29 July, 2013 - 3:37

150 workers at One Housing Group struck from 24 July to 26 July in a bid to stop pay cuts of up to £8,000.

Workers at OHG, which manages 15,000 homes across London and southeast England, face an average pay cut of £2,000, with some workers facing reductions of four times that amount. Meanwhile, the salary of OHG Chief Executive Mike Sweeney has increased by £31,000 to £176,000 a year.

Unite officer Onay Kasab said: "The employers have simply refused to listen or to sit down with us and come up with any ways to resolve the dispute.

"This has increased support for our campaign and, rather than people becoming disenchanted and feeling it’s not going anywhere, the mood is swinging in our favour. It’s up to the company now to come back and say ‘we can’t cover the staff pay while we award huge pay increases to the chief executive’."

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