Tube cleaners employed by Initial and ISS take action today


Tube cleaners working for Initial and ISS are today on strike as they continue their fight for fair pay and Olympics recognition and reward.

(Pictured: Stratford station, London)

The RMT members took action around the opening weekend of the Games and are doing so again until the early hours of Saturday morning.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “With the eyes of the world on the London Olympics, the many millions enjoying the events around the globe must not forget the London transport cleaners on minimum pay rates doing some of the dirtiest jobs in often appalling conditions with no Olympics recognition and reward whatsoever.

“It is these same staff who have played a key role in keeping services clean and safe who are now forced again by their employers to take action for a living wage and recognition of their Olympics efforts.

“The Olympics has to be about equality, inclusiveness and social justice and that’s what our cleaners are standing up for as the spotlight shines on London. Instead of forcing our members back out onto the picket lines these profitable companies should be round the table with us negotiating a fair deal for the cleaners.”

* There will be a protest by cleaners and their supporters outside Stratford station at noon.

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