Vulnerable Workers

<img src="http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/files/vulnerable-workers-header.JPG" width="100%">Vulnerable workers are, according to the Trades Union Congress, people working in an environment where the risk of being denied employment rights is high, and who do not have the capacity or means to protect themselves from abuse.

Visit the <a href="http://www.rmt-vulnerable-workers.org.uk">RMT vulnerable workers site</a> for more information.

Rates Of Pay & Conditions Of Service Industrial Action At Initial And ISS

From General Secretary Bob Crow

Rates Of Pay & Conditions Of Service 2011 – Initial (LUL Contract) & Rates Of Pay & Conditions Of Service 2012 – ISS (LUL Contract)

As you may be aware, RMT members working for both Initial and ISS on London Underground have recently been balloted for strike action and industrial action short of a strike. This dispute is over the fact that these members who provide a vital service on London Underground are constantly exploited by these Companies

Cleaners Protest At Stratford Station

RMT cleaners will be holding a protest joined by General Secretary Bob Crow outside of Stratford Station at midday on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony - 27th July.

Cleaners will be protesting for a London Living wage and Olympic Bonus. These are the workers who will be clearing up after up to a million extra passengers have travelled each day on London's public transport during the Olympic period.

RMT Recognition – Vinci Facilities – TFL & London Underground Cleaning Contract

We note our Regional Organiser’s report recommending acceptance of this recognition
agreement, and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this agreement is
signed and put into practice.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

ISS Cleaners Show Determination To Fight For Better Pay And Conditions As Over 95% Vote Yes For Industrial Action

That we note the result of the ballot for strikes and action short of strikes are both as
follows:-

Total votes cast 43
Number voting “Yes” 40 (95.2% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 2
Spoilt Papers 1

Super Exploited Initial Cleaner Members Vote By Over 95% To Strike For Better Pay And Conditions

That we note the result of the ballot for strikes is as follows:-

Total votes cast 175
Number voting “Yes” 168 (96% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 7
Spoilt Papers 0

That we note the result of the ballot for action short of strikes is as follows:-

Cleaners Demands

The regional BEM have requested that the union make available the RMT ‘Rail Cleaner Charter’, of which there are limited copies, until we get more printed please see and pass around the attached digital version or see: http://www.rmt.org.uk/Shared_ASP_Files/UploadedFiles/EEF98ADF-817B-49D0-...

The RMT is demanding that the cleaners, who do some of the dirtiest jobs often in appalling conditions to keep the tube running, should receive in return:

RMT Wins Olympic Bonus For Cleaners Working On The Virgin/Alstom West Coast Contract

RAIL UNION RMT today announced that it has secured the latest in a line of Olympics bonus payments – this time a breakthrough-deal for cleaners working on the Virgin/Alstom West Coast Cleaning Contract for VOITH industrial services.

The agreement – covering the Olympics and Paralympics period – means that all hourly paid staff will receive a bonus payment of £400.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

North East Transport Cleaners “rock Solid” In Strike Against Poverty Pay As RMT Steps Up Pressure On Labour-controlled Transport Authority

TRANSPORT UNION RMT said this morning that support from cleaners for a 48 hour strike against poverty pay and the victimisation of a colleague on the Tyne and Wear Metro, which started last night, is rock solid with pickets and protesters out in force at key points.

Recruitment Campaign For Canteen And Cleaner Staff

RMT is organising to recruit more members who work as Cleaners and Canteen staff. We have a ballot coming up for ISS cleaners who's pay and benefits are woefully low for the hard work they do. At Sodexo the RMT is working hard to get recognition for the RMT,

This all depends on getting as many people signed up as possible. Remember cleaners and canteen staff can currently join the RMT for £1 a week.