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Cleaners At Waterloo Mainline Station To Strike As Scrooge Bosses Continue To Attack Workforce

Following three earlier phases of rock solid action over the past two months, cleaners employed by Interserve, looking after the busy and internationally famous Waterloo Station in London, are to strike again in the New Year over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations relating to a whole range of fundamental issues including;

  • the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members
  • ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures
  • underpayment of wages
  • bullying and harassment of staff

The disgraceful treatment of employees continues unabated.

The disgraceful treatment of employees continues unabated.

Our cleaners all over the combine are having to contend with bullying and intimidating managers who routinely abuse agreed policies and procedures including;

• Grievances unheard
• pay illegally deducted
• pay slips not provided
• victimisation
• race discrimination
• targeting of RMT trade union reps for their trade union activities.

RMT Appaled As Police Remove Rep From Depot At Bosses Request

To all London Transport Regional Activists
5th December 2014
Dear Colleagues

Message from John Leach, Regional Organiser
Interserve Dispute – RMT Reps Under Attack

Dear Colleagues

Members will be aware that on 12th November, RMT announced its fight back against injustices on Interserve. Please see the attached press release we put out last month.

Invitation to Central Line East branch AGM

Whatever your grade or work location, there is a very good reason for you to come to your RMT branch's AGM next Thursday (11 December, 17:00-19:15, ex Services club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone)

  • London Underground has announced its schedule for ticket office closures, and the majority of the first tranche of closures are on the Central Line (details here)

Waterloo Interserve Cleaners Strike To Get Paid On Time

Staff at Waterloo Station to strike for a third time on Friday over victimisation and bullying
Following two earlier phases of rock solid action last month, cleaners employed by Interserve, looking after the busy and internationally famous Waterloo Station in London, are to strike again from friday over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations relating to a whole range of fundamental issues including;

  • the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members
  • ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures
  • underpayment of wages

Interserve's Culture Of Bullying Leads To RMT Strike Ballot

BREAKDOWN OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – INTERSERVE (LUL SSL/BCV CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

Since Interserve took over the contract from Initial, things have seriously deteriorated for members. Your Union met with senior management on 5th November where we outlined a significant number of problems with the way they are dealing with their employees.

Mistreatment of Staff and Abuse of Power by Supervisors and Management

RMT cleaners - special dispute meeting

As you know Interserve have taken over the contract from Initial and it hasn't taken long for a dispute situation to arise.

The issues we are in dispute are as follows;

Pay being withheld deliberately - we have already had 1 walkout over this.
Discrimination
Abuse of the machinery
Bullying and harassment by management
Victimisation

Our cleaner reps and activists are not prepared to stand idly by and let management ride roughshod over their members.

A meeting has been called for : 1600 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19 ROOM 1 UNITY HOUSE

RMT To Ballot Carlisle Members on The Docklands Light Railway

IMPROVING PAY & CONDITIONS – CARLISLE CLEANING & SECURITY (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) (DLR/10/1)

In December 2013, we entered into dispute with the Company over a breach of our agreement regarding implementation of the London Living Wage and following the threat to take industrial action, a settlement was reached, including a pay increase for all members and a commitment that all staff on all contracts will be paid at a rate at least equivalent to or above the London Living Wage from commencement of the new franchise (Circular No. IR/42/14, 30th January 2014).