No ‘end of TSA bonus’ for Unite staff
Staff at the social housing regulator are unlikely to ballot on strike action in the near future, a source close to the union has confirmed.
Unite had submitted a claim for a £500 ‘end of Tenant Services Authority bonus’ for all 151 staff which transferred to the Homes and Communities Agency on 1 April.
The claim was rejected by TSA management and the HCA has said it will not support it because it contravenes public sector pay guidelines.
Unite said it would consult members further and industrial action remained a possibility.
But a source close to the union has now confirmed a ballot for strike action is unlikely to take place, and the lack of a bonus will instead be taken into consideration when unions make their pay claim for 2012/13 later in the year.
A regulatory committee within the HCA took over regulation of social landlords from the TSA on 1 April. It will provide economic regulation, monitoring landlords’ governance, viability and rents.