Workers of Sandwell Leisure Trust were enraged at their annual awards ceremony where they were informed that the organisation could end for good in December 2017. Workers were informed that the Council proposals could see all financial support ended by 2019/20.
This means that Staff face the prospect of TUPE transferring to another private organisation, with all the unknowns and uncertainties this brings with it.
Feeling as though they “had been kicked in the teeth” after all their hard work, union members across all trade unions demanded a campaign to keep the service as it is.
A Joint Union petition has been launched and it was resolved to call a lobby of the Council meeting making the decision that will decide the funding for the future.
The petition can be downloaded here.