Strike at Serco in Haywards Heath called off after new pay offer accepted
“This is a huge improvement for members as a result of taking action”, says GMB Southern
GMB have called off strike action at Serco Environmental Services Bridge Road Depot in Haywards Heath. Members were set to hold a second day of strike action today (Thursday 5 September), following on from their strike on 29 August, after their request for a 15 per cent pay rise was declined.
However, following talks brokered by ACAS, a new offer from Serco has been accepted by members this morning. The offer includes a one off non-consolidated payment of £250, bringing forward the pay review date to April 2020 from August 2020, greatly improved sicknesses policy and local collective bargaining from October this year, in addition to the current NJC award.
Declan Macintyre, GMB Regional Organiser said: "Members are pleased that they are able to accept the improved offer and bring this dispute to an end.
"The members are still saddened to be placed in to a situation of having to cause disruption to the residents of Mid Sussex and are apologetic to all affected.
"Members are looking forward to working with improved pay and conditions as a result of their action."
Contact: Declan Macintyre 07773 311836 or GMB Southern Region 07970 114762
Notes to Editors
Previous GMB Press Release "Second day of strike action for Serco Environmental Services workers in Haywards Heath" (4 September 2019) https://www.gmb-southern.org.uk/news/second-day-of-strike-action-for-serco-haywards-heath