Sellafield contractor Mitie agrees to pay Real Living Wage

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24 Jun 2019
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GMB, has scored a huge win for workers after Sellafield contractor Mitie agreed to pay the Real Living Wage.

After a series of constructive meetings between GMB and Mitie, the contractor committed to paying all staff at least £9 an hour from August 1, 2019

GMB members accepted Mitie’s commitments on pay at a series of GMB member meetings taking took place on June 21.

GMB is the only recognised trade union for employees in Mitie Soft Services working the contract at Sellafield and surrounding units. 

Oli Slack, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“GMB is fully committed to ensuring Sellafield workers are paid at least the Real Living Wage.

“We are pleased Mitie has committed to paying the real living wage. This is a real step forward for our members”.

“GMB also agreed to engage with employee initiatives Mitie is putting in place to address concerns of the workforce.

“We appreciate the efforts of Mitie to commit to the Real Living Wage and we also want to pay tribute to the the loyalty and forbearance GMB members working in Mitie Soft Services have shown.

“GMB looks forward to working with Mitie going forward.”

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