Disabled workers sacked for shielding sparks strike fears at Serco Sandwell

21 Jun 2021
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Overwhelming support for strike to tackle ‘toxic’ management culture says GMB Union 

Workers at Serco, which provides waste collection services for Sandwell Council, are moving to industrial action after 98 percent of members voted to proceed to a strike ballot last week. 

This follows months of bullying from management - including the sacking of disabled workers who shielded during the pandemic and threatening workers who speak out about safety issues. 

Justine Jones, GMB Regional Organiser said: 

“Serco are showing their nasty side to the world once again, threatening members who raise safety concerns and trying to bully their way to profit. 

“They don’t understand, you can’t beat solidarity with cruelty, and our members are in this fight to win. 

“Nobody goes to work to get bullied, injured or abused. We won’t stop until the culture changes. 

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