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ABM cleaners: your work is highly valued and the RMT has your back

To all ABM Cleaner Members

Dear Colleagues

I am sure that I don’t need to point out the difficulties we are all facing at this extraordinary time. But like many key workers, the efforts you are making are highly valued by the whole community of London.

At the same time your Union RMT and its ABM representatives are going flat out to continue looking after you interests. Should you need to contact one of them, their names and numbers now follow:

Coronovirus: Is privatisation of Tube cleaning compromising passenger safety?

RMT says London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement is completely inadequate

TUBE UNION RMT says that the London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement today is completely inadequate and calls into question the decision to privatise tube cleaning.

Responding to Mayor Sadiq Khan’s statement, RMT General Mick Cash said:

“The New York subway, where cleaning is done by directly employed staff in the public sector, will be deep-cleaned every three days, according to a recent announcement.

Jubilee South News March 2020

Jubilee South News is the monthly newsletter for workers on the jubilee line,  produced by Jubilee South branch activists.

In this edition:

  • Pay dispute ballot begins 
  • Join the fight for better pay and conditions. Vote YES!
  • Pay ballot begins on 6th of March 
  • RMT calls on London mayor to bring Tube cleaners in-house
  • Track Noise Ballot
  • 21 days of anti-racism
  • Justice for Station Staff Campaign

 Please download it and distribute in your workplace.

RMT calls on London mayor Sadiq Khan to bring Tube cleaners in-house

Pressure is growing on London’s Labour Mayor to commit to ending the privatisation of Underground cleaning as RMT received a statement of support from the Labour Group in the London Assembly.

The statement from Len Duvall AM, leader of the Labour Group, pledges the Labour AMs’ support for ‘action to secure better working conditions and job security for cleaners on the London Underground, as well as making the case for bringing cleaners in-house as a viable option for a new contract in 2022’.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said,

RMT report on Tube Cleaners reveals 'one in three said they had been treated unfairly at work'

RMT Tube cleaners’ report released today outside Parliament reveals fears that cleaning contractor is putting profits before passengers

A new report by Tube union RMT released today at a demonstration outside Parliament, with the support of MPs, shows London Underground cleaning staff believe US owned corporate giant ABM, which is responsible for cleaning the Tube, is putting profits before passengers and is engaged in widespread discrimination against cleaning workers.

Support our ABM Cleaners

Hope to see members from all functions on the cleaners demo at Parliament tomorrow.

The demonstration will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 13:00 opposite Old Palace Yard at the Houses of Parliament.

I recently attended a meeting with RMT's parliamentary group where the MPs agreed to write to the London Mayor in support of our demands that the Mayor immediately grants staff travel facilities to all cleaners.

RMT commits to win justice for ABM Tube cleaners

Subject: JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolve from our Finsbury Park Branch and London Transport Regional Council; and this NEC commits this union to defend, progress and win justice for our ABM Tube Cleaners using all means organisational, industrial, political, financial, propaganda and media.

London Transport Regional members to be advised by email & text.

RMT Cleaning Grades Committee, London Underground & TfL branches and the London Transport Region Council to be advised.