Unite calls for urgent talks with Mitie bosses as comp...

Unite calls for urgent talks with Mitie bosses as company axes 480 jobs

20 September 2017

Urgent talks have been called for with the bosses at outsourcing giant Mitie, which announced 480 job losses today (Wednesday 20 September).

The call came from Unite, the country’s largest union, which has more than 1,000 members working across the firm’s many sectors. 

Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy said: “We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the company to discuss the implications of today’s announcement and how these job cuts will impact on the many sectors and activities that the company covers.

“It is clear that Mitie has managerial problems at the top that have been brewing for some time and the investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) relating to a 2016 profit warning does not engender confidence.

“We hope that workers are not paying for their jobs because of poor decision-making by senior management and questions over financial auditing – it would leave a sour taste in the mouth if they were.

“Unite has more than 1,000 members working across Mitie and if their jobs are affected by today’s announcement, the union will be giving them maximum support during this difficult time.” 


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065 Email: 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.