Sacked for shielding! Serco Sandwell workers ballot for strike after disabled colleagues lose their jobs
GMB members working for Serco Sandwell waste collection services are balloting for strike action after bullying from management and disabled workers were sacked for shielding.
The 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 whom was awaiting a kidney transplant.
GMB regional organiser Justine Jones 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.”
Serco workers in Ealing are on a two-week strike over their treatment by the company.
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