Sandwell Leisure Trust threatens to sack entire workforce

10 Aug 2020
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Sandwell Leisure Trust has threatened to sack its entire workforce as part of a scheme to hack away at workers’ pay, terms and conditions.  

The sack-and-rehire plot has been cooked up by SLT following their failure to freeze their workers’ pay and remove NJC terms and conditions this April.  

GMB Union, along with sister unions UNISON and Unite, have received more than 90% support for industrial action from their members. 

Stuart Richards, GMB Organiser said: 

“This is a clear and underhanded power-grab from Sandwell Leisure Trust, who are desperately trying to starve out workers that stand up for their hard-won rights. 

“SLT should be focussing on the reopening of leisure facilities for the hardworking people of Sandwell, not dreaming up vicious schemes to attack their own lowest-paid workers and their families. 

“GMB Union members have overwhelmingly voted for industrial action to protect their democratic rights at work, we will not allow Sandwell Leisure Trust to become a dictatorship, destroying people’s livelihoods on a whim. 

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