Mass protest at Sandwell town hall ahead of ‘bullying’ bin strikes 

21 Oct 2021
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Dozens of protesters gathered at Sandwell town hall today [Wednesday October 20] in anger at the culture of bullying faced by refuse collectors working for outsourcing giant Serco. [See pics attached] 

The demonstration comes ahead of the next bin strike which will see more than 100 refuse collectors walk out on Friday October 22. 

Friday will be the fourth day of industrial action by Sandwell’s refuse collectors after they were bullied into ignoring Serco’s own health and safety rules. 

Justine Jones, GMB Organiser, said: 

“Today’s protest shows the people of Sandwell have got their refuse collector’s backs. 

“Despite Serco’s big talk, the job is still unsafe, and the bullying continues.  

“We urge bosses to speak to GMB, allay our members’ legitimate health and safety concerns and avoid further disruption for the people of Sandwell.” 

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