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Employment conditions at ABM 'of grave concern' to RMT


That we note the resolution from the London Transport Regional Council regarding the impoverisation of our cleaner members by ABM using their super-exploitation model of employment, presided over by London Underground, TfL and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Meeting report: Mass members' meeting plans fightback

RMT reps and activists came together for a mass meeting at the Indian YMCA on Fitzroy Square on 24 April, to discuss three major disputes facing London Underground workers: against cuts to train maintenance (“extended train prep”); against job cuts (“Transformation”); and on pay, terms, and conditions.

RMT plan ABM recruitment video

Subject: RMT Nationally Resourced Cleaners Recruitment Drive ABM on LUL

That we note the London Transport Regional Council has agreed to fund the production of a recruitment video for our ABM cleaning grades on the underground on the basis that the union nationally make a substantial contribution.

Cleaners' demo: Clean Up Outsourcing

Demonstrate on 26 February: clean up outsourcing!

RMT London Transport Regional Council is uniting with three other unions organising outsourced workers for a day of direct action against outsourcing.

Along with the Independent Workers’ union of Great Britain (IWGB), the United Voices of the World (UVW), and the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) branch at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), RMT members will demonstrate on Tuesday 26 February to demand rights for outsourced workers, including direct employment.

Cleaners demo for 29th January cancelled

Dear Colleague


We have been advised by our parliamentary group that due to the likelihood of a series of Brexit votes on 29th January it will be extremely difficult to hold an effective the demo and rally because of large amount of activity outside parliament on that date and also our rally taking place at the same time as Brexit votes taking place. 

RMT have secured 550 cleaner jobs on ABM

Dear Colleagues,

RMT Secures 550 Jobs

I am pleased to announce that RMT have secured 550 cleaner jobs on ABM the chosen London Underground cleaning contract supplier.

This is an important victory in the fight for jobs and workplace justice for London Underground cleaners as the TFL contractors ABM were forced by a sustained campaign of union pressure to reinstate 550 posts into their headcount.

ABM plan to cut one in three tube cleaners - 1000 jobs

RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on London Underground and confirms lobby of Parliament

TUBE UNION RMT today warned of a thousand cleaning job losses on London Underground and announced that it will be lobbying Parliament on the 29th of January in support of decent jobs, on decent pay and conditions provided in house and with the cuts axe lifted from above the heads of the cleaning workforce.

In 2017 London Underground again outsourced Tube cleaning; this time on a five year contract to Global Corporation ABM.

National Industrial Organising Conference of Transport Cleaning Workers

The National Industrial Organising Conference of Transport Cleaning Workers conference takes place on the 11th of May 2019. If you would like further information please speak to you branch secretary for more information.


National Industrial Organising Conference of Transport Cleaning Workers 2019

Our Ref: BR1/28/1

7th January 2019

Dear Colleague

National Industrial Organising Conference of Transport Cleaning Workers 2019