RMT secures important assurances over ABM introduction of mobile devices


Further to my previous Circular (IR/339/20, 27th August 2020), the Lead Officer has had discussions with ABM over its introduction of mobile devices and I am pleased to advise that following these talks, a number of important assurances and protections have been secured for members, including:-

  • Loss of connection to a mobile device will not have any impact on pay
  • Staff will not be tracked during a shift
  • The replacement of damaged or lost devices will be dealt with sensibly and the employer accepts that loss or damage can occur in spite of members acting in good faith

These assurances are similar to those that RMT has obtained from other employers under the TfL umbrella, including from London Underground and demonstrate the benefits that can be achieved with a strong Union membership. RMT will of course remain vigilant on these issues and any member who is not treated in accordance with these assurances should raise the matter with their Rep or an RMT Officer.