Strike ballot by RMT London Underground Sodexo caterers in defence of victimised activist Petrit Mihaj

17 June 2014

From RMT Press Office                                                                                17 June 2014

Staff working for London Underground caterers Sodexo are to be balloted for both strikes

Petrit standing in solidarity with fellow RMT activist Mark Harding who was victimised during the first London Underground strike this year. Mark later had charges against him dropped.

Petrit standing in solidarity with fellow RMT activist Mark Harding who was victimised during the first London Underground strike this year. Mark later had charges against him dropped.

and action short of a strike over the victimisation and dismissal of union activist Petrit Mihaj.

Petrit has been a major force in building union organisation on the LUL Sodexo depot catering contract and has been instrumental in securing union recognition and delivering improvements in pay and conditions and effective representation of staff.

RMT is in no doubt that it is as a result of his high-profile union activities that Petrit has now been singled out, victimised and dismissed.

RMT is pursuing Petrit’s case through the employment tribunal and will be balloting members from this week to send out the clearest possible message to the company that we are united in defence of both Petrit Mihaj and strong and effective trade unionism at contractors like Sodexo.

The ballot will open on the 19 June and will close on the 8 July.

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