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London Calling Newsletter: Time to fight back

This newsletter is for workers on London Transport, produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

- Time to fight back
- Defend Pensions
- No more cuts
- Defend our cleaners
- Decision of the National Executive Committee.

Please download the attached newsletter to read the articles. You can share it online and print and distribute it in you workplace too

Jubilee South News December 2020

Jubilee South News is the newsletter for workers on stations from Stratford to Westminster, North Greenwich and Stratford train crew accommodations, ABM cleaners and Sodexo Caterers at those locations and signallers working in SMD. It is produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

  • Who Should Be RMT General Secretary?

  • Attend the next branch meeting and have your say

  • Who represents you?

  • Sodexo ditches compulsory redundancy plan following RMT ballot threat

RMT secures important assurances over ABM introduction of mobile devices

INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE DEVICES, CLEANERS - ABM (LUL/27/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/339/20, 27th August 2020), the Lead Officer has had discussions with ABM over its introduction of mobile devices and I am pleased to advise that following these talks, a number of important assurances and protections have been secured for members, including:-

Bakerloo News October 2020: outsourced workers fight back

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line from bakerloo branch activists.

In this edition:

  • ABM cuts cleaners’ sick pay, risking virus spread
  • Sodexo threatens to cut canteen job cuts
  • Outsourced workers: fight back!
  • No Zoono? No Service!
  •  SRT update
  •  Disciplined for challenging racism? 
  • Black and ethnic minority members mee
  •  Centre Group update

Please download the newsletter to read it. You can also print it out and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

Rmt calls for end to outsourcing as ABM doubled profits in last financial year

Underground outsourcing company doubles its profits while cutting safety-critical cleaners jobs in midst of COVID crisis.

TUBE UNION RMT today called on the Mayor of London to take back control of the Underground cleaning and put an end to the outdated dogma of outsourcing, after it emerged that the outsourcing company ABM has doubled its profits in the last financial year while cutting the number of cleaners working to keep Londoners safe on the tube.

ISS DLR pay offer accepted

ROP & COS 2020 - ISS (DLR CONTRACT) (LUL/0001/ISS(DLR))

The Lead Officer and Reps recently met with ISS to discuss the 2020 pay review and following discussions, the final offer which was received was as follows:-

LONDON mayor who praised Tube cleaners again denies them free travel

Dear colleague

PROVISION OF FREE TRAVEL FOR CLEANERS DURING COVID-19 - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/12/2)

I advised you in a previous circular that your National Executive Committee had instructed me to write to London Mayor Sadiq Khan following TfL’s rejection of your union’s demands to provide free travel for cleaners during the Covid-19 crisis (Ref: IR/159/20, 1st May 2020).