Mitie's Unacceptable Position Leads RMT To Ballot Members For Strike Action

We note the correspondence on file.

We regret that in recent talks, the employer did not change its unacceptable position at all, and accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to proceed with the ballot for strike action and action short of strikes as specified in our Decision Gww 26 February 2013. The ballot is to start immediately and conclude during the week commencing Monday 6 May.

We note that RMT has drafted a proposal to Mitie which would avoid redundancies among these building maintenance workers, but that the employer has refused to consider running a trial of this proposal.

This union demands that the company agree to this trial, and also agrees to keep these employees on their current rosters, terms and conditions.

We further note the legal advice on file. Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to prepare a legal claim for Unfair Dismissal and/or Protective Award should any member be issued with notice of redundancy.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.