By Jennifer Lipman, February 18, 2011
Norwood has defended itself over employment union Unite’s allegations that it is one of the voluntary sector’s “renegade employers”.
Unite accused the charity of not living up to its “caring” label after talks on staff pay cuts and new contracts broke down within minutes.
The disability charity has been heavily hit by local authority budgets cuts and has lost around £4 million in funding.
In November it laid out plans to cut the wages of front-line care staff and make 20 per cent of head office staff redundant, as well as reduce supplier costs.