Social Housing

Dispute at River Clyde Homes ends after agreement reached

Strike action has been avoided at River Clyde Homes after talks with the management took place to resolve the issue.

Unite had warned management that workers would be prepared to take strike action unless proposed changes to their terms and conditions and issues around job security were withdrawn.
Following a meeting with Unite members yesterday (Tuesday 9 July) members voted unanimously to accept the revised proposals which they had been seeking from the outset.

David McGurk, Unite regional officer, said: “Workers at River Clyde Homes were set to have less rights under the proposed changes. Our members were not prepared to allow this to happen.

“The decision by management to back down was down to our members persistence. Unite members overwhelmingly told management that they will not be rail-roaded when they have the strength of the union behind them.

“I’m happy we have avoided industrial action from taking place. It was not a route any of us wanted to take, but our members were prepared to do just that to protect their rights.”

ENDS

For more information contact: David McGurk on 07894414606

  • Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.

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