ABM threaten RMT over job massacre article

Subject: STAFFING LEVELS – ABM (LONDON UNDERGROUND CONTRACT)

Threats from ABM Regarding Alleged “Defamation”!

That we note a letter has been received from the Company, that while not directly refuting our position that ABM are seeking to reduce the workforce by almost a third, makes the direct threat “to take further action” against the union if we address this issue in a publication ever again!

The phrases “adding insult to injury” and “rubbing salt in the (gaping) wound” spring to mind in relation to the utter cheek of ABM attempting to bully and silence this union for detailing how ABM are proposing to dump almost a third of their work force, and saddle the remaining cleaners with their workload, and that this came to light not through notice to the union but being discovered inadvertently in discussion at a meeting not called to discuss the issue.

If ABM consider this to be an “effective productive relationship”; that the RMT and its members will in anyway be cowed and silenced by the company’s threats or will stand back while they walk all over their work force then they have completely misunderstood the nature of the industry they are in and this union.

Further; we place it on record here and now that we applaud and give our full support to the London Calling website.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to raise the mass attack on the jobs of their work force with the London Mayor, the Greater London Assembly as a matter of urgency, and place a report back in-front of this NEC.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Relevant branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

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