FURTHER GMB OFFICIAL STRIKE ON TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER AT ASPIRE HOUSING IN STOKE IN DISPUTE OVER CUTS TO PAY AND CONDITIONS
Some workers are losing over £5,000 per year, face cuts to sick pay, removal of paid allowances, and on top of that are being asked to work extra hours says GMB
GMB members employed by Aspire Housing will take further strike action on Tuesday 1st September over plans to dismiss maintenance workers and re-engage them on worse terms and conditions. Members took action on 20th July after they had voted for action in a ballot that closed on Friday 3rd July.
Pickets will be placed at the depot as follows:
from 6am Tuesday 1st September
Brick Kiln Lane
Stoke On Trent ST5 7AS
GMB members with flags and banners will be there. For media the best time for photos will be 9am.
Aspire Housing manages around 8,500 properties mainly in Newcastle-under-Lyme, but also in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and South Cheshire. It also manages around 500 properties for Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society.
Colin Griffiths, GMB Organiser, said "GMB members will take further strike action on 1st September over Aspire Housing attacks on terms and conditions.
Some workers are losing over £5,000 per year, face cuts to sick pay, removal of paid allowances, and on top of that some are being asked to work extra hours.
Aspire Housing talk about consulting with trade unions - as far as the GMB are concerned, this process has been smoke screens and mirrors and nothing to do with improvements to the service but all about saving money on wages and pensions.
GMB is urging local councillors, MP’s and the general public to support Aspire’s maintenance workers fight for social justice."