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More Mitie strikes keep up the fight for fair pay

Issue No. 2381

Cleaners employed by Mitie working for First Great Western have rejected a management offer of an 8.5 percent wage increase over three years. 

The RMT union members have struck three times over five days in the last two months. They want to be paid a minimum of £8.55 an hour with overtime, proper shift rates, sickness and holiday pay.

Cleaners at stations across the south west of England were set to strike from 6am for 24 hours on Friday of this week. And cleaners at Paddington and Old Oak Common in west London were set to strike for 48 hours from 6am on the same day. Mitie made £122 million profit in the first three months of this year.

Send messages of support to the cleaners on Twitter to @rmtunion and tweet @firstgroup and @wearemitie to demand they pay up.

Conel cleaners protest

Cleaners at Conel college in Tottenham, north London, protested against plans to slash their pay on Thursday of last week. The GMB union members face a 23 percent pay cut because of planned changes to their contracts. 

They were set to hold a further protest on Wednesday of this week.

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Tue 26 Nov 2013, 17:39 GMT
Issue No. 2381
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