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URGENT UPDATE – Victory for GMB @ Serco

Posted: 10th January 2020

⚠️Victory for GMB! ✊


Late last night we were advised that Serco have now agreed to suspend the round changes imposed on Sandwell bin workers to allow further talks around Safety concerns.

Over the next 3 months, we will work with Serco to address our members’ concerns around workload and allocation

Therefore we will suspend…

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Health & Safety Talks at Serco break down

Posted: 9th January 2020

Talks regarding Health & Safety concerns with Serco broke down, leading Union members to proceed with Industrial Action.

Yesterday (8th January 2020) GMB officials along with sister Unions held further talks with Serco to resolve safety concerns after two rounds were removed from the waste collection services within Sandwell.

We believed these talks to be…

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Happy New Year & listening to members

Posted: 2nd January 2020

Happy New Year to you all.

Here at GMB Sandwell we are looking forward to a year of organising and campaigning.

As we remembered Mary MacArthur yesterday (13.8.1880-1.1.1921), the fearless Trade Unionist & Leader of the Cradley Heath Chainmakers strike, we reflected on her story of the bundle of sticks


“A trade union is…

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Staffing Update – Good Luck Sam

Posted: 20th December 2019

As today marks the end of the working year for many of our members, we also announce a change within GMB S85 branch.

Sam Fagan is leaving his role as Education Convenor to explore new opportunities within the authority. However it is not goodbye as Sam will remain a workplace representative within the Resources area,…

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Christmas in the Community

Posted: 17th December 2019

Christmas can be a lonely time for many in our community.  GMB Sandwell branch were humbled to support a local community Christmas event yesterday (Monday 16th December2019) Nickola, GMB Sandwell Adult Social Care workplace rep tells us more about why this event is so important.

Working in Adult Social Care I find a lot of…

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Health & Safety Concerns @ Serco

Posted: 15th November 2019

We are aware of potentially misleading information being put out on social media, stating that unofficial industrial action is being undertaken by some members of staff resulting in a high number of missed bin collections throughout the borough.

Following a decision made by Sandwell Council and their waste partner Serco to reduce the number of…

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