28 July 2012
Cleaners on the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway are now on their second day of a 48-hour strike for decent pay.
The low-paid cleaners, members of the RMT rail union, who work for Tranport for London contractors Initial, ISS and Carlisle began a solid strike yesterday, Friday 27 July, demanding fair pay and Olympics bonuses
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RMT general secretary Bob Crow said:
On the opening day of the Games the many millions enjoying the events around the globe must not forget the London transport cleaners on minimum pay rates doing some of the dirtiest jobs in often appalling conditions with no Olympics recognition and reward whatsoever.
The DLR and tube cleaners held a rally at Stratford station yesterday, within spitting distance of the main Olympics site where billions of pounds are being spent on the games.
• Meanwhile a strike by RMT members on the ‘Boris Bikes’ cycle hire scheme was called off yesterday after employer Serco Barclays offered a £500 Olympic bonus.
Pic thanks to Zita Holbourne