Outsourcing firm Mitie has absorbed Interserve, which held the contract for office, depot, and sidings security on LU, meaning Interserve workers are now Mitie workers.
This is a common experience for outsourced staff, being transferred from one employer to another like servants. For example, any cleaner who's been on the job for more than six years or so might've been employed by Initial, then Interserve, and now ABM.
Mitie has a pretty grim record when it comes to workers' rights, and there have been numerous strikes and protests in recent years, including action by Mitie cleaners last year at St. George's Hospital in Tooting.
Security staff on LU have gone through cuts and restructures recently, but for many, that's only strengthened their resolve to organise and fightback. Hopefully RMT can ensure the new Mitie bosses are made to feel welcome...