12 days of strike-mas: Sandwell refuse workers to walk out over festive period 

27 Oct 2021
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More than 100 refuse workers will strike across for 12 days across the Christmas period at Serco Sandwell to force clean-up and maintenance of the public Household Recycling Centre on Shidas Lane. 

Safety issues include pools of dirty water, dilapidated fencing and trip hazards.  

The workers at the nearby Serco site are also contending with a lack of handwashing facilities, overflowing toilets and poor protective equipment. 

The dates are: 15 and 16 November; 24 and 25 November; 20, 21, 22 and 23 December; 4, 5, 6 and 7 January. 

Justine Jones, GMB Organiser said: 

“We must act before somebody gets seriously hurt, or worse, on that death-trap site. 

“Serco need to realise people come before profit – both the public and their own workers. 

“Clean up your sites and let us go back to serving the people of Sandwell this Christmas." 

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