UNISON members working for Sandwell Leisure Trust have voted for industrial action against the Trust’s plans to dismiss and re-engage all staff to remove them from national pay, terms and conditions (referred to as the NJC).
On a 71.8% turnout, UNISON members voted 68.6% in favour of taking industrial action. Colleagues in the GMB voted 75% to take industrial action.
Talks continue to take place with Management at SLT. Talks are taking place between the Council and SLT.
There is still time to avoid a damaging dispute, but UNISON members have given a strong vote in their resolve to defend their pay, terms and conditions.
Members meetings will be organised shortly, before any industrial action is called.