GMB Members Working For Mitie At London Stansted Airport Balloted For Industrial Action Over Rejected Pay Offer
Mitie is hoping GMB members will agree to use their own money to fund the pay offer by reducing the overtime premium to the basic rate and making out it’s a pay rise says GMB
The result of an industrial action ballot of GMB members working for baggage screening contractor Mitie at London Stansted airport will be known on 12th August. Mitie was notified of the intention to ballot on Tuesday 22nd July.
A self-funding pay offer that would have seen the 39 GMB members who operate the industrial Baggage scanners at Stansted losing the time and a half overtime premium that would significantly cut their earnings was rejected by 100% of the members in a consultative ballot.
Gary Pearce, GMB Organiser said,”Mitie operate the baggage scanning contract on a shoestring and as there are too few staff GMB members work a lot of overtime to make sure that the job gets done. Mite is hoping GMB members will agree to use their own money to fund the pay offer by reducing the overtime premium to the basic rate and making out it’s a pay rise. The pay negotiations started in November last year and Mite is also looking for an eighteen month deal by moving the due date of the next pay rise.
The result of the ballot will be known on Monday 12 the August and GMB expects a vote for action. If this is the case the first action will likely take place over the August Bank holiday weakened.”
Contact: Gary Pearce, GMB Organiser on 07850 036952 or GMB Press Office on 07974 251823 or 020 7391 6755.