Workers employed by Citizen Housing Group have secured a significantly improved pay increase following the intervention of Unite, the UK’s leading union.

The 1,000 strong workforce at the social housing provider were initially offered a pay increase of 5 per cent and a £500 one off lump sum payment. While two other unions accepted the pay offer, Unite rejected it.

Despite being the smallest of the three unions at Citizen Housing Group, Unite was able to secure a dramatically improved offer of a six per cent pay increase and a lump sum payment of £1,500.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This deal demonstrates that when Unite members take a stand they secure increased pay.

“The pay deal for workers at Citizen Housing Group is further evidence that Unite’s focus on jobs, pay and conditions is delivering for its members.”

Unite regional officer Sharon Harding said: “Unite will be looking to build on this deal in future pay negotiations at Citizen Housing Group.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.