Serco has dropped its plan to reduce refuse rounds and increase the number of bins its staff were expected to empty in Sandwell, meaning strike action is now off the cards. In January, the outsourcer agreed to suspend the changes and carry out a review of its domestic waste contract, after trade unions threatened it with industrial action. The Unite union said the changes would have resulted in the Serco workforce in the West Midlands having to cope with unmanageable […]
Unite members at Gist have been advised to accept a proposed increase in paid holiday after the two parties reached an agreement, avoiding a strike which was scheduled for 30 August.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has said it will take no further action against the seven United Road Transport Union (URTU) men arrested in relation to a Driver CPC fraud investigation. The announcement brings to an end a 10-month probe, in conjunction with the DSA, into URTU general secretary Bob Monks, plus six national and regional officers. At the time of the arrests the police said they were for fraud offences relating to large goods vehicles and the Driver CPC. URTU […]