Mitie must pay up, says UNISON

Porters, domestics, security and help desk workers at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust are missing out on a pay increase that was due in April.

Mitie, who employs the staff, claims to be a Real Living Wage employer, and yet has failed to deliver on the promise of an annual pay increase in line with the Real Living Wage Foundation’s rates.

The National Living Wage Foundation sets the rate annually, every November. The new rate, £9.50 an hour, is up 20p on the previous year, worth an extra 2.1% but Mitie has failed to recognise the increase in staff pay packets.

UNISON South West area organiser Michael Auguste said:

“It’s frankly disgraceful that hard-working hospital staff are having to chase Mitie over broken promises.

“In a year which has seen people go above and beyond whilst dealing with a global pandemic, the least the employer can do is get their pay right.

“Mitie must pay up and ensure staff receive back pay for the lost income.”