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Sandwell Council Leader Darren Cooper to support Local Government and School Workers Strike over Pay in Sandwell

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the 10 July 2014 Darren Cooper, Sandwell Council Leader will lend his support on the day of action to the legitimate claim of our members for a decent pat award. 

GMB Local Government and School Workers will strike over pay on Thursday 10th July. The Local Government pay offer of 1% will apply to more than 1.5 million workers including teaching assistants, planners, administrators, social workers and engineers. For these workers, the offer represents a real terms cut in basic pay of almost 20% since the Coalition came to power. Workplaces will be picketed and services closed. Rallies will be held across the country in major cities. 

The Rally in Sandwell will be as follows: 

Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands, B69 0DE

10am - 11.00am
Speaches 10.30am

Transport provided to be taken into Birmingham for 11.30am  

Mohammed Khalik, GMB Organiser said “This day of action has not been taken lightly by our members but there is only so much they can take. Year on year of pay cuts have lead to this day of action. The leader of the council, Darren Copper in a recent meeting stated that he would lend his support on the day to the legitimate claim of our members for a decent pay award'

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Contact: Mohammed Khalik, GMB Organiser on 07957 265724, Samantha Jones, GMB Media Administrator on 07939 874272

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