Work in Housing Property? Take our survey
We are looking to understand the views of workers in Housing Property. The service has undergone significant changes in recent years, with impacts on terms and conditions and how work is organised. We want to know what you think of the arrangements and what you would like to see done better—and how it could be done better.
The survey is open to all workers in Housing Property, members and non-members.
Current work in Housing Property
We continue to fight to bring services back in house to create more jobs in Housing Property. In our recent deputation to the Council’s budget meeting we set out our intention to focus on this fight in the coming year.
We followed this up with a deputation to the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee on 25 March, in response to the committee’s report outlining a will to bring services in-house.
We continue to highlight that bringing services in-house
- allows better quality control
- ensures workers are familiar with processes and systems, so they work properly
- benefits the local economy—as money isn’t taken by multinationals, but spent in the community
- is more cost effective, with jobs being done right and reduced costs of admin and procurement.
The previous Council administration had a
- council commitment to in-house provision
- a Labour group motion passed
Upskilling and multi-skilling
Modernising Pay had a huge impact on the potential earnings for staff in Housing Property. Measures introduced since then, including aspects brought about with the introduction of Total Mobile, have negatively impacted productivity.
We are exploring how increasing the skillset of the workforce could help productivity and get workers the pay they deserve.
It is vital that we have the workers’ voice on this, so please complete the Housing Property survey to let us know your thoughts on learning basic skills outside your trade that would help complete jobs quicker.
We continue to suggest improvements to Total Mobile.
The practice of issuing three jobs at the start of the day, then assigning the next job based on your location doesn’t work when workers have to collect materials.
Any IT system must work for those that use it, rather than constricting their work. Let us know how you would improve Total Mobile
Stock at Travis Perkins
Due to international supply chain issues, there are occasional stock shortages at Travis Perkins. We have raised this with management and are currently awaiting a process for reporting out of stock items and acquiring these elsewhere.
We will be calling a meeting soon for members in Housing Property to discuss these issues, and others, in detail.