Staff at supported housing provider Stonham have accepted the company’s latest pay offer, bringing protracted negotiations to
Amicus members were unhappy with the company’s initial offer of a 2.5 per cent increase for all staff, which was then raised to 2.55 per cent for lower paid workers, and industrial action looked likely.
However, they have now voted for a 2.6 per cent increase for lower paid staff and 2.5 per cent for all others. Stonham chief executive Andy Painton said the increase was in line with inflation at a time when the company was “experiencing huge demand to reduce costs as a result of pressure on Supporting People budgets”.
Amicus organiser David Jones said negotiations had been “extremely difficult” but members had made a “sensible decision” to
accept the latest offer.
The union has also agreed to work with Stonham to lobby the government on Supporting People funding.