Housing repairs & maintenance dispute update

Joint statement from Brighton & Hove City Council and GMB Union

Following positive discussions this week between the council and the GMB union, the industrial action planned for next week by GMB members of staff working in our Housing Repairs & Maintenance service has been suspended.

The issue relates to terms and conditions of employment for staff that arose before the transfer of the repairs service in-house in April.
The suspension of industrial action will allow for further talks and for preparatory work on a potential harmonisation process to take place.

The strike action was due to take place on 3, 5 and 7 August 2020.