Serco Sandwell strike ends in ‘stunning’ victory for workers and public 

01 Dec 2021
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The long-running strike at Serco Sandwell involving more than 130 refuse workers has ended after the firm committed to cleaning up its public Household Recycling Centre 

More than 90 per cent of worker voted to accept the firm’s offer to make the Shidas Lane site safe. 

The deal also included a pay rise and moving many agency workers onto permanent contracts.  

Serco has assured workers bullying and harassment will not be tolerated in any form and will be dealt with in a timely manner. 

Justine Jones, GMB Organiser said: 

“This is a stunning victory for the public and for our members. 

“We’ve won the fight to keep people safe and secured new permanent jobs just in time for Christmas – all whilst avoiding disruption in the festive period. 

“Thanks to the people of Sandwell for their hearty support and to the workers who stood firm for each other.

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