Executive report November 2015


A Revised offer has been placed before us and will be discussed at a Reps meeting on Tuesday 1st December after which a report will be placed before the GGC.

An all grades ballot is being prepared and we need to build support for our victimised Brother.

Successful two day strike action was held between the 3rd and 5th November the first strike action ever held on DLR.

RMT Demands Improvements As Sodexo Contract Extended

Sodexo secured 3 year contract extension with TfL with staffing structure changes taking effect on 1st July 2015; before those changes come in place, Sodexo plans:

  • Enter into formal consultation with all staff on 1st May 2015;
  • Between 1st May and 30th June Sodexo will announce, notify and consult with all Affected Staff;

May Day Demo For Sacked Sodexo Rep Petrit Mihaj


Further to my previous Circular (IR/332/14, 15th December 2014), Branches will be aware of the on-going campaign against Brother Mihaj’s dismissal from Sodexo. A meeting took place with the Senior Assistant General Secretary, the Lead Officer, LTRC and Branch Officers to discuss the issue and the following resolution has recently been received from the London Transport Regional Council:-

Canteen Strike Begins Next Monday

Branches will be well aware of the case of Brother Petrit Mihaj who was dismissed by Sodexo earlier this year. An Employment Tribunal has ruled that he was unfairly dismissed for his Trade Union Activities but despite winning, there is unfortunately no obligation on the company to reinstate him. The judgement was scathing of the treatment he has received and pointed out numerous failings by the Company during the investigation and suspension leading to this unfair dismissal.

Employment Tribunal Rules Sodexo Unfairly Sacked Brother Mihaj


Employment Tribunal Victory – Ruling that Petrit Mihaj was automatically unfairly dismissed for his Trade Union activities

The Employment Tribunal Case for Petrit Mihaj v. Sodexo was heard last week and the Union was successful as the judge ruled that Brother Mihaj had been automatically unfairly dismissed by Sodexo due to his trade union activities.

Sodexho Canteen Staff Balloted Over Victimisation

London Underground Sodexo staff balloted in union victimisation dispute

Staff working for London Underground caterers Sodexo are to be balloted for both strike action and action short of a strike over the victimisation and dismissal of union activist Petrit Mihaj.

Petrit has been a major force in building union organisation on the LUL Sodexo depot catering contract and has been instrumental in securing union recognition and delivering improvements in pay and conditions and effective representation of staff.

RMT Prepares For Sodexo Ballot To Defend Dismissed Brother Petrit

From RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Cash


I write to advise branches that our representative Brother Petrit Mihaj has been dismissed by the Sodexo. The General Grades Committee believes this sacking by Sodexo is due to victimisation for his trade union activities. I have advised the company that we are in dispute over this issue, and that we intend to ballot members concerned for industrial action in order to achieve justice for Brother Mihaj.

RMT Congratulates Reps And Activists Who Recruited Over Half Of Sodexo Workers As Members

We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that the recognition agreement with Sodexo is signed as soon a practical, with details regarding representation, constituencies etc completed in line with our representatives’ wishes. We congratulate our representatives and activists for their very hard work in achieving 50%+ membership in difficult circumstances, and instruct the General Secretary to ensure that a pay and conditions claim is drafted and placed in front of us, and that we pursue a renewed recruitment campaign following the confirmation of recognition.