House of Commons
REAL LIVING WAGE FOR MITIE EMPLOYEES AT NETWORK RAIL STATIONS
EDM #2686
Tabled 03 September 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House commends the action of RMT members employed by Mitie Group plc who clean Network Rail stations at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds City and Birmingham New Street stations, and who are fighting for a Real Living Wage as determined by the Living Wage Foundation; notes with concern that Mitie refuses to pay the Real Living Wage, that its employees reported to an RMT survey that around half of them struggled to make ends meet; further notes and that notwithstanding this, the company has passed on £49 million in dividends to its shareholders in the last five years; believes that Mitie should agree to pay the Real Living Wage to its cleaning staff; and further believes that Network Rail and all who sub-contract work on the UK railway network should pay at least the Real Living Wage throughout their supply chains.