Sandwell Leisure Trust Petition at Full Council

Sarah James from GMB and Tony Barnsley from Unison represented the unions at the Council meeting 19 July.

The formal presentation of the 5,000 plus petition prompted a Council debate.

Councillor Richard Marshall (Cabinet Member for Leisure) paid tribute to the staff at SLT and commended their hard work.

Council Leader Steve Eling stated he wanted to see a future based on continuing to invest in new facilities and not one base on attacking staff pay, terms and conditions.

Negotiations between the Council and SLT are ongoing.

The union representatives stated we wanted to see the SLT continue but with no detriment to our members.

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