Unite gives Financial Conduct Authority deadline to recognise unionisation effort

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham gave FCA chief executive Nikhil Rathi ten days to reply

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Staff at the FCA have been pushing to join Unite since July, as changes made under Rathi have proved unpopular with employees
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Staff at the FCA have been pushing to join Unite since July, as changes made under Rathi have proved unpopular with employees

The general secretary of Unite Sharon Graham has written to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) demanding trade union recognition for its workforce.

In a letter today (3 November), Graham wrote to the FCA's chief executive Nikhil Rathi requesting unionisation, giving the FCA ten working days to respond by law. If they ignore the request, the union has the right to apply for recognition to the Central Arbitration Committee, a UK Government body which oversees trade unions and collective bargaining. The letter from Graham comes after the FCA blocked an employee email containing a union petition last week, labelling it a ‘phishing' email. FCA blocks employee email containing union petition - reports Staff at the FCA have been p...

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