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Shelter strike suspended following breakthrough in talks

Shelter strike suspended following breakthrough in talks

15 December 2014

A three-day strike starting tomorrow (Tuesday 16 December) at the housing charity Shelter has been suspended following talks at Acas, Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Monday 15 December).

A fresh offer was made by Shelter management which includes improved rates of pay for new starters and the withdrawal of controversial proposals to review existing staff pay in 2015.

The new offer will be put to members in a ballot.

Commenting, Unite regional officer Peter Storey said: “After intense negotiations at Acas, Shelter management have put forward an improved offer. It represents a significant improvement on previous offers by the charity and will be put to our members in a ballot over the coming days.”

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Notes to editors

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.