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Voluntary redundancy invite for Grwp Gwalia staff

By SWEPGRoberts  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

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HOUSING association Grwp Gwalia is writing to around 400 staff to invite anyone interested in taking voluntary redundancy to come forward.

Gwalia has 1,200 care and support staff across Wales, including 350 staff who transferred from Neath Port Talbot Council in April 2012.

Chief executive Michael Williams said in 2013 it carried out an exercise to compare their pay levels with those of other similar organisations. They also told unions that the normal cost of living rise would not be progressed.

He said: “That exercise has now completed for nearly 75 per cent of our staff and is informing proposals under consultation.

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“Whilst some staff do face proposed reductions, pay will increase for other roles. We are also negotiating Payment Protection terms to limit the impact for staff who may experience a reduction in pay.

“Current proposals show a reduction in certain job roles, but all staff affected are being offered alternative employment.

“We have frozen recruitment across Gwalia in order to maximise redeployment opportunities for displaced staff.

“In response to interest from staff at one to one meetings, we are writing to around 400 staff to invite formal expressions of interest in voluntary redundancy.”

He added that in 2012 Gwalia staff were awarded a 2.5 per cent cost of living increase and they also chose to become a Living Wage organisation.

The organisation is also currently in “collective consultation” with unions GMB and Unison, over proposed changes to its care and services workforce.

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  • Councillad  |  January 16 2014, 8:37PM

    Nasty nasty company to work for I would never go near them again! Get out of there with a bung guys!!!!

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