20 May 2022

PCS members win mileage rate U-turn

Pressure by PCS members has successfully reversed a cut in the motor mileage allowance paid to Mitie staff.

Central government's biggest facilities management company, with contracts across the civil service, unilaterally announced a cut in motor mileage earlier this year. Leaving members using their cars out of pocket.

PCS members campaigned against this detrimental change and our representatives supported a member on the Defence Sector contract to win a grievance and lodge an employment tribunal. Nationally, PCS representatives pressured Mitie in negotiations.

Today (20 May) Mitie notified PCS that they have reversed the cut and agreed:

  • Employees using their own vehicle for business travel may claim 45p a mile for the first 5,000 miles.
  • Where employees are travelling more than 5,000 miles, we will review these cases to find alternative methods, e.g., move to EV fleet or reduce mileage accordingly.

PCS representatives are demanding assurances that any future proposals to change terms and conditions will be subject to consultation and negotiation.

This is a victory for all Mitie employees that could not have been achieved without the collective strength of union members.

If you are employed by Mitie on a government contract:

Mitie workers are stronger when we organise together.

Source URL: https://www.pcs.org.uk/news-events/news/pcs-members-win-mileage-rate-u-turn