Immigration rights

Protecting RMT members from harassment by the immigration authorities

Cleaners: Progress with Regional Council's request for renewed campaign

Following the resolution passed by our Regional Council in March, the union's General Grades Committee (part of the national executive) made the following decision on June 1st. The latest report is that "work is in progress".


That we note the resolution from the LT Regional Council and the continuing sackings of our cleaner members and the need to build up our membership in this important grade.

We also take into consideration the recent meeting with our Parliamentary Group, which is placed on file.

The General Secretary is therefore instructed:

‘A Better Deal for Polish Workers’

The TUC/BERR Vulnerable Workers Project and the Federation of Poles in Great Britain Present:

‘A Better Deal for Polish Workers’

POSK Centre, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF

All trade unions, and unionlearn branches, in the Southern and Eastern Region of the TUC as well as statutory and voluntary sector providers have been invited to attend and run a stall.

Demonstrate in Solidarity with Tube Cleaners

Demonstrate in solidarity with Tube cleaners at Mayor's Question Time on Wednesday 15 October, City Hall, 10-11am

Meet outside City Hall (by the river between London Bridge and Tower Bridge).

The Mayor is the chair of Transport for London. At Mayor's Questions in July, he smugly promised that Metronet cleaners would receive a living wage by August.

Metronet contractors Initial and ICS are still either not paying the London Living Wage, or only paying it in part.

The protest will also highlight the unjust use of immigration law during the dispute.