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Serco Sandwell waste collectors strike ballot begins after shielding disabled workers sacked

30 Jun 2021
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GMB Union members have had enough and are flexing their industrial muscle

A strike ballot has begun for workers at Serco Sandwell waste collection services after bullying from management and disabled workers were sacked for shielding.

The vote opens today Thursday, July 1 2021 and will last for three weeks until Thursday, July 22.

Any strike action could start in early August.

Serco bosses have behaved appallingly. Sacking disabled workers for trying to keep them and their families safe, while bullying those who raise safety concerns is no way to run a business.

Justine Jones, GMB Regional Organiser

The strike ballot follows months of management intimidation - including threatening workers who spoke out about safety issues and the sacking of disabled workers who shielded during the pandemic, one of which was awaiting a kidney transplant.

Justine Jones, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“Serco bosses have behaved appallingly. Sacking disabled workers for trying to keep them and their families safe, while bullying those who raise safety concerns is no way to run a business,

“GMB members have had enough and are flexing their industrial muscle.

"They now face crippling industrial action and inconveniencing the people of Sandwell if they do not address these concerns.”

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