RMT Will Do All In Its Power To Defend Canteen Rep Petrit Mihaj Following His Success At An Employment Tribunal

We welcome the success of our representative Petrit Mihaj in winning the return of his deducted sick pay at Employment Tribunal. This vindicates our decision to pursue this case. We further note that Brother Mihaj and his representative are making constructive efforts to arrange his return to work.

However, following more than six months of suspension, Sodexho has now charged Petrit with misconduct, despite there having been no complaint made against him.

We agree with our Regional Organiser’s view that Sodexho is victimising Petrit due to his trade union activities, and place on record our appreciation for Petrit’s hard work and commitment to this union in the face of great pressure. RMT will do everything in our power to defend Brother Mihaj.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to provide Brother Mihaj with the best possible representation, legal and other support; and to redouble our efforts to recruit and secure recognition for RMT on this contract. Reports and developments to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

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