Strike action looms as Mitie staff in Cornwall are balloted over pay

Porters, cleaners and caterers in hospitals across Cornwall are to be balloted for strike action after pay negotiations with NHS contractor Mitie stalled. UNISON has been in discussions with the employer since December 2017 to bring staff up to the same rates of pay awarded to colleagues working directly for their NHS Trust. A consultative […]

System of second class NHS workers in the South West must end, says UNISON

Three private companies employing thousands of staff in the NHS in the South West are coming under pressure as UNISON’s campaign for fair pay in the health service escalates.

99% of Mitie staff in Cornwall ready to take strike action over pay

An overwhelming majority of cleaners, porters and caterers have said they are prepared to strike after UNISON consulted members in hospitals across Cornwall.

It’s Mitie unfair – lowest paid staff ignored while supervisors receive pay award

Mitie, the private contractor for hotel services in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, has given 14 supervisors a pay award while continuing to ignore the lowest paid staff. Since transferring to Mitie four years ago there has been no cost of living pay increase for porters, cleaners and catering staff working at the hospitals in […]

Pay rise deadlock between Mitie and Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust leaves hospital staff angry and frustrated, says UNISON

Cleaners, porters and catering staff in Truro who are employed by private contractor Mitie are demanding the same pay rise as that given to their NHS colleagues last year, says UNISON.

Mitie staff in Cornwall could consider strike action over pay

Porters, cleaners and catering staff working for Mitie at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust are hoping 2019 is the year they receive a pay rise.