Amicus members at Stonham, the UK’s largest supported housing group, could take industrial action after pay talks broke down.
Amicus has warned that action is “inevitable” after Stonham management refused to increase their offer of a 2.5 per cent pay rise following a meeting with industrial conciliation service ACAS, even though 90 per cent of union members rejected this in a consultative poll. Amicus wants a 3.75 per cent increase.
Amicus said industrial action, which could begin in September, would include withdrawal of goodwill and working in line with employment contracts, but not strikes. The union has 1,100 members among Stonham’s 2,500 staff.
Stonham has 1,100 properties across the UK and its service users include single homeless people, people with mental health problems, care leavers, and women and children escaping domestic violence.