GMB members to take further action after rejecting 1.5% pay offer

Stansted AirportSecurity scanners at Standsted Airport are to strike again this weekend in their dispute over pay.

The GMB members employed by Mitie will take action from 2.45am on Saturday until midnight, and again from 2.45am until 1pm on Sunday.

They voted by 87%, in a turnout of 80%, to strike in support of their claim for a 3% pay rise. The members have rejected the 1.5% offer from the company. The company has refused to attend talks at ACAS.

GMB organiser Gary Pearce said: “GMB remains available for talks with Mitie at anytime and anywhere at a moment’s notice. We remain in contact with ACAS which has been trying to get Mitie to meet them about resolving the dispute.

“GMB members involved in the dispute remain determined to get a pay rise irrespective of how long it takes Mitie to get to the table and sort this out.”

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