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:-

Total votes cast 175
Number voting “Yes” 165 (95.9% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 7
Spoilt Papers 3

We congratulate our members on their determination to fight for better pay and conditions for this super-exploited and badly-treated workforce.

Following consultation with our lead officer and representatives, we instruct all members on this contract to take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting on or after 05:30 on Friday 27 July and to return to duties starting on or after 05:30 on Sunday 29 July.

We further instruct the General Secretary to:

  • send a personal letter by post to all members involved, explaining this action.
  • email our London Underground members, urging their support for this action.
  • facilitate a high-profile demonstration on the opening day of the Olympics in the Stratford station / Olympic Park proximity, highlighting our members’ claim and our wider concerns and using all means at our disposal to make the event a success
  • urgently produce a leaflet for public distribution about this dispute and arrange an online campaign via LabourStart
  • place on the agenda of the Council of Executives our lead officer’s recommendation for payments from the Disputes Fund for these members.

Any developments to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

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This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

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