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RMT ‘Safe Travel is Clean Travel – Take cleaning in-house’ protest, 12pm 20 July

Final reminder and updated advice and details: RMT ‘Safe Travel is Clean Travel – Take cleaning in-house’ protest, 12pm 20 July

Following my previous circular please note the following updated advice and details.
The protest in support of cleaners will assemble at 12pm in the space across the road from Old Palace Yard, which lies next to the Houses of Parliament. You can find the space on this map. https://goo.gl/maps/E7HGsN9BcS8dqhXg9

Justice for Cleaners Demo

RMT calls Justice for Cleaners Demonstration outside Parliament on 20th July

RMT has called a demonstration outside Parliament as part of the union’s campaign to end the privatisation of cleaning.

The demonstration – Cleaners are Essential; Justice for Cleaners – will take place on 20 July at 12pm opposite Old Palace Yard, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2BE

ABM Cleaners News: we can win in-house employment

- download the attached leaflet and display it wherever ABM Cleaners work on London Underground

Why join RMT?
To win change, we need to unite in a collective organisation. Our strength is in numbers. TfL and ABM cannot run the job without us: it’s cleaners - not senior managers - who ensure stations, trains, depots, and office buildings are safely cleaned for other staff and passengers to use every day. Joining a union is the best way of organising our collective power.

“If we want passengers to have the confidence to use our trains, we need to take back control of cleaning"

As rail industry announces inquiry into whether to end outsourcing of train and station cleaning new report reveals cleaners don’t have enough staff to do jobs properly and ending outsourcing would improve standards.

Almost half the cleaners working on Britain’s rail network believe they don’t have enough staff to do their jobs properly whilst a majority say that their employers put profits before public health and passengers would benefit more if cleaners were employed in-house rather than being outsourced, according to a new report published by RMT today.

Poll of London Labour politicians finds overwhelming support to end privatisation of Tube cleaning

Poll of London Labour politicians finds overwhelming support to end privatisation of Tube cleaning in wake of COVID – 19 pandemic

In the week that London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a firm manifesto commitment to explore bringing the London Underground’s multi – million-pound cleaning contract in house, a new poll of London Labour councillors has found overwhelming support to end the privatisation of the tube cleaning when the current contract ends in 2022.

Briefings with London Labour supporters over Justice for Tube Cleaners

Dear colleagues,

Briefings with London Labour supporters over Justice for Tube Cleaners

I wanted to report back on the latest in our campaign to secure the insourcing of our members who work to keep the Underground clean. With the current contract with ABM coming to an end, RMT has been stepping up political campaigning among campaign supporters in the labour and trade union movement.

London Calling Newsletter: Time to fight back

This newsletter is for workers on London Transport, produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

- Time to fight back
- Defend Pensions
- No more cuts
- Defend our cleaners
- Decision of the National Executive Committee.

Please download the attached newsletter to read the articles. You can share it online and print and distribute it in you workplace too

Jubilee South News December 2020

Jubilee South News is the newsletter for workers on stations from Stratford to Westminster, North Greenwich and Stratford train crew accommodations, ABM cleaners and Sodexo Caterers at those locations and signallers working in SMD. It is produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

  • Who Should Be RMT General Secretary?

  • Attend the next branch meeting and have your say

  • Who represents you?

  • Sodexo ditches compulsory redundancy plan following RMT ballot threat