RMT Wins London Living Wage for Cleaners

From Steve Hedley, RMT Regional Organiser ...

I am delighted to report that in negotiations conducted today, ISS have agreed to pay the Tube Lines cleaners the London Living Wage of £7.85 for cleaners, and £9.51 for cleaning supervisors from 1 July 2010. This now brings all cleaners on the Underground up to the London Living Wage.

This is a culmination of the industrial and political pressure we as a union have put on the employers, TfL and the Mayor. It is without doubt an historic victory for the cleaners and the RMT. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all personally for the hard work that you have put in to make this possible and I think it is and will remain an inspirational victory for other workers struggling for justice.