Carlisle Cleaning And Security Workers To Be Balloted For Industrial Action

No worker should be expected to live on an income of less than the London Living Wage

We note the report from our Regional Organiser. While we may be close to securing an acceptable offer on Olympic Reward and Recognition, we are appalled by Carlisle’s refusal to pay our cleaning and security members the London Living Wage. No worker should be expected to live on an income of less than the LLW, an amount calculated to meet only the ‘minimum acceptable quality of life’, currently set at only £8.30 per hour.

We therefore accept the recommendation of our Regional Organiser, reps and branch officials, and instruct the General Secretary to organise, as a matter of urgency, a ballot of our members on this contract for strike action and action short of strike; and to send a personal letter by post urging members to vote YES to both questions.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

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