Further industrial action at Sandwell Leisure Trust

UNISON members set to take to the picket lines for a sixth time in continued fight against their employer’s fire and rehire tactics

Workers at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre in the West Midlands will take strike action on Thursday 24 February.

This follows last month’s strike on 28 January, which received widespread support. UNISON members at Portway were joined by Labour MP John Spellar, local Labour councillors and TUC representatives.

This action, the sixth, comes as part of a continued fight against fire and rehire tactics used by employer Sandwell Leisure Trust.

UNISON Sandwell branch secretary Tony Barnsley said: “Our members remain steadfast in their determination in fighting this unjust practice. By setting a further strike day they have made it clear they are determined to continue their action.”