Merger of housing associations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0341
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is your position on the merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group into a new 128,000-home housing association named Clarion Group, which it transpires, does not recognise the role of trade unions in the workplace?

Answer

Answer for Merger of housing associations

Answer for Merger of housing associations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the creation of the new Clarion Group which will significantly increase the number of genuinely affordable homes the two organisations could have delivered separately. I believe that Trade Unions have an important part to play in protecting the rights and interests of workers and encourage all London employers to recognise them.