Tube cleaners to strike on New Year’s Eve

30 December 2012

Transport union RMT said RMT picketthat tube cleaners working for Initial and ISS will strike again over New Year in their fight for fair pay and workplace justice.

RMT cleaner members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

05:30 on Monday 31st December 2012 to 05:29 Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said;

“With the eyes of the world on the London New Year celebrations, the many millions watching the countdown to the New Year 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 proper recognition and reward whatsoever.

“It is these same staff who have played a key role in keeping services clean and safe who are now forced again by their employers to take action for a living wage and recognition of their efforts.

“2013 has to be about equality, inclusiveness and social justice and that’s what our cleaners are standing up for as the spotlight shines on London. Instead of forcing our members back out onto the picket lines these profitable companies should be round the table with us negotiating a fair deal for the cleaners.

“It is also time for London Mayor Boris Johnson to stop talking about a Living Wage and start acting to make sure that contractors on his services actually deliver it.”

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