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Constructive talks over proposed rent rises for New Fo...

Constructive talks over proposed rent rises for New Forest workers, says Unite

08 December 2017
Constructive talks were held today (Friday 8 December) between the Forestry Commission and Unite, the country’s largest union, over the planned rent rises for workers in the New Forest.

Unite regional officer Richard White said: “We have met with the Forestry Commission again today and have had some constructive discussions. 

“We both remain committed to finding a shared way forward on how rents are determined both for the benefit of tenants working locally and supporting the costs of maintaining the properties.”
 
About 25 workers, who earn about £21,000-a-year and live in Forestry Commission properties in the New Forest, have protested about proposed rent increases over the next two years.
 
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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.