Sandwell Council leader Rajbir Singh ‘sabotaging’ strike talks at Serco

06 Sep 2021
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Rajbir Singh, the leader of Sandwell Council, was accused today of ‘sabotaging’ an ongoing strike at Serco Sandwell over refuse workers’ safety. 

Constructive talks continue between Serco Sandwell and GMB Union. 

The strike, which was suspended on Tuesday after emergency talks between Serco Sandwell and GMB Union, was misrepresented as ‘withdrawn’ in a press statement released by Sandwell Council this morning. 

Sandwell Council leadership has been scorned by GMB Union for failing to act in support of the strikers, more than 70 of whom attended an energetic strike on Tuesday morning. 

Justine Jones, GMB Regional Organiser said: 

“Positive talks with Serco Sandwell are ongoing and we’re pleased with the progress so far. 

“First Rajbir Singh ignored workers as strike support grew, then he failed to show any solidarity, now he blunders onto the stage to undermine their progress. 

“We need politicians who will stand with our frontline heroes and fight for their safety. 

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