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Lampton Group and GMB Union sign new recognition agreement

Lampton Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Borough of Hounslow, today announces a significant trade union recognition agreement with GMB Union. The new agreement will see Lampton Group work with GMB to enhance working conditions, promote fairness and equity in the workplace and to foster a mutually beneficial relationship.

Lampton Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Borough of Hounslow, today announces a significant trade union recognition agreement with GMB Union. The new agreement will see Lampton Group work with GMB to enhance working conditions, promote fairness and equity in the workplace and to foster a mutually beneficial relationship.

With social value at its heart, the announcement reaffirms Lampton’s commitment to attracting, retaining and growing local talent in Hounslow. Lampton is a significant local employer with 1,200 employees, paying at or above London Living Wage, while supporting career and skills development for hundreds of people within the borough.

Through this partnership, Lampton welcomes further collaboration with GMB. This will include regular proactive meetings with the union and ongoing support in the roll out of new policies that support in the delivery of leading working practices across the business. The agreement will also see collective bargaining introduced to facilitate the appropriate levels of pay and conditions for all.

Martin Cresswell, Lampton Group Executive Chair, said: “Social value is a core focus for our business.  Our continued commitment to employment and skills opportunities for Hounslow residents is supporting the local economy, delivering social inclusion, and strengthening our relationships across the borough.  The GMB agreement is another milestone in the delivery of a positive and productive working environment that benefits the council and ultimately local residents.”

Claire Clifford, Lampton Group Head of People & Culture, said: “This agreement is a significant step in growing our positive relationship with GMB. The partnership will support the business in the creation and rollout of new policies, while working together to create innovative ways to continuously improve the working conditions and culture throughout the Group.”

Jack Phipps, GMB Regional Organiser said: “Constructive partnerships between employers and unions are good for workers, good for employers and, most importantly, good for the residents our members serve.

“This recognition agreement will provide the formal structures to resolve workplace issues, improve conditions and ensure Lampton is the best it can be.

“We are proud of our engaged and growing GMB membership in Lampton and of the hard work of our workplace representatives in bringing us to this point. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.”

Lampton Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Borough of Hounslow formed of three distinct brands. Lampton Homes provides a range of high-quality, affordable and social rent homes; Lampton Services delivers essential services through its Recycle, Greenspace and Residential Service arms; and Lampton Leisure manages the leisure provision across the borough.

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