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News, reports and information for London Transport cleaners

Sadiq Khan has power to reverse atrocious decision to keep tube cleaners under control of greedy multinational contractors

RMT calls on Sadiq Khan to end privatisation on London Underground following controversial announcement

The union reacted with fury to the announcement this week, by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford that outsourcing contractor ABM will continue to employ tube cleaners, leaving hundreds of RMT members in the hands of a private company.

RMT called on the Mayor of London to overturn the decision or potentially face another strike on the tube.

London Labour politicians call for public ownership of London Transport cleaning services

  • As Omicron crisis grips the capital London Labour politicians call for public ownership of London Transport cleaning services.

Senior London Labour politicians have today made the case for the full public ownership and control of London Transport cleaning services on grounds of safety and efficiency.

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.