On 24 June UNISON’s formal industrial action ballot at Serco in Sandwell begins.
This follows a 96% vote for a formal industrial action ballot on a 82% turnout, after UNISON members rejected the 8% pay offer from Serco.
RPI rate of inflation in May was 11.7% and forecast to rise to 15%. Therefore, 8% still represents a pay cut in real terms.
The offer is also no where near the claim submitted by UNISON which was 20% on all pay points, plus equal annual leave and sick pay for all to end the two-tier workforce created by Serco.
Our sister trade unions are also balloting their members, which could see strike action take place during the Commonwealth Games. To avoid this UNISON urges Serco to make a substantially better offer than the one to date.