Mitie recognition restores right to strike

Community has signed a recognition framework agreement with Mitie Care & Custody, covering our overseas escort members at Gatwick.

The new deal removes the previous ‘no strike’ agreement.

David Weeks, Community’s Regional Secretary for London and the South, said:

“We are delighted to have secured this agreement.

“We successfully argued that the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 does not apply to escorts as they are not prison officers.

“My thanks go to Branch Secretary Ashley Perham-Sims and his team for their valuable input.” 

Interested in securing Community recognition?

Having a recognition agreement in place allows Community to bargain on behalf of employees on things like the annual pay award and terms and conditions. It can also make the union stronger in the workplace as union Reps are entitled to time off to complete their duties.

For more information on recognition agreements and how to secure them for your workplace, click below.

Secure a recognition agreement today.

Not a member? Join today!

Community is the union for justice and custodial workers, representing thousands of members in the sector across UK prisons, detention centres, immigration centres and more.

We’re proud to secure better pay and conditions for our members. Click here to find out more about our member-exclusive benefits and join today.

Join Community

If you are a member of Community and need help or advice, please contact us at or on 0800 389 6332.

Get protection at work, join today!

Do you have insurance on your car, home and phone? Making sure the things you care about are protected against unknown risks is important.

Not a member?
Let’s get to know each other.