Sandwell refuse workers announce 9 strike days

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 2 June 2023
GMB Trade Union - Sandwell refuse workers announce 9 strike days

Where: Shidas Lane, B69 2BP 5.30am - 12noon

When: 5.30am - 12noon on June 5, 6, 7, 8 ,12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Sandwell refuse workers have announced nine days of strike action after they rejected a further real terms pay cut offer from their employer.

Serco Sandwell – the outsourced refuse provider – has refused to meet the rate of inflation so far in pay offers.

The industrial action covers those working on street cleansing, waste site (tip), waste collections (drivers and loaders on the bins), administration and the transfer station.

Justine Jones, GMB Organiser, said:

“Serco have failed to recognise and value the work of refuse workers across our Borough.

“To impose a real terms pay cut in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in a generation is a disgrace.

“The workers are clear - Serco need to get back around the table with an offer that properly reflects their value before it’s too late".

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