Solihull parks and cemetery workers to strike

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 2 June 2023
GMB Trade Union - Solihull parks and cemetery workers to strike

Solihull parks and cemetery workers are set to strike in a pay dispute.

Dozens of ground maintenance crews working for contractor IDverde will walk out for two weeks from 3 July and 10 July.

A strike ballot, which closed today (Friday) saw 100 per cent vote for strike action on a 70 per cent turn out.

Workers are angry because IDverde – who took over the contract from Amey last year – are trying to impose a real terms pay cut.

Rebecca Mitchell, GMB Organiser, said:

“IDverde have agreed to emergency talks and this is the last chance to avoid a Summer of chaos in Solihull's parks and cemeteries.”

“GMB members will not accept a real terms pay cut during a cost of living crisis. Workers have been left with no choice but to take a stand.”

“Ultimately it’s those who visit Solihull’s parks and cemeteries who will suffer if IDverde don’t change their truculent approach.”

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