New RMT Uniform Reps to Demand Return of Cleaning Vouchers

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the correspondence from London Underground, reneging on its previous agreement to restore uniform cleaning vouchers. We believe that the withdrawal of these vouchers is a cut in real wages to our members.

We do not accept the company’s position, and refute management’s arguments for it. We do not accept that all uniform items can be washed in a normal domestic washing machine, and believe that the tax benefit described by LUL is one which our members should be entitled to anyway.

We congratulate our newly-elected representatives on London Underground’s Uniform Consultative Committee: Becky Crocker, Josie Toussaint-Pinnock and Linda Wiles. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that the issue of uniform cleaning vouchers is tabled for discussion at the next meeting of the Uniform Consultative Committee, and to arrange for our representatives to be fully briefed beforehand. A report of this meeting is to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches with London Underground members to be advised.

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