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- A message to agency staff
- Komunikat dla pracowników agencji
- Информация для работников агентсвa
A message to agency staff
Employers are offering agency staff £12.45 per hour to work while your cleaning workmates are on strike on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
An important message from RMT to London Underground passengers.
During the Olympics London Underground has been counting volunteers among the number of safety-trained staff needed legally to keep Tube stations open, putting everyone concerned at risk. See overleaf to see how YOU can help us to stop this abuse.
During the Olympics, London Underground has been using volunteers to help out with the additional crowds using the Tube.
RMT union & its members are demanding:-
- SICK PAY: Cleaning jobs are dangerous and when working with
chemicals with a combination of poor or inferior PPE staff often get sick.
However the cleaning Companies do not care about their Workers.
- A DECENT PENSION: Many Cleaners are working well beyond other Workers retirement age because they cannot afford to retire as they have no pension to retire on. This is a disgrace in 2012 Britain.
- ANNUAL PAY INCREASE: Why would any bosses object to this?
attached are 2 new posters regarding the coming cleaner grade strikes
as well as the cleaners grade charter
Please print and distribute.
Posters have been created for the upcoming cleaners strike.
Please place them in union noticeboards and distribute them as appropriate. You can download them both via the attachments below.
Read More about the cleaners struggle for a London Living Wage here.
The regional BEM have requested that the union make available the RMT ‘Rail Cleaner Charter’, of which there are limited copies, until we get more printed please see and pass around the attached digital version or see: http://www.rmt.org.uk/Shared_ASP_Files/UploadedFiles/EEF98ADF-817B-49D0-...
The RMT is demanding that the cleaners, who do some of the dirtiest jobs often in appalling conditions to keep the tube running, should receive in return:
Download and distribute the leaflet attached below. You can join RMT here
ISS Cleaners on the London Underground Join RMT and help the union win decent pay and conditions for you
RMT submitted a claim on behalf of cleaners on the ISS LUL contract, seeking a substantial pay increase, proper financial reward for the Olympics, and improvements in conditions including sick pay, pensions and travel facilities.
ISS boasts about its corporate responsibility, that it offers adequate pay and proper working conditions and respects the right to collective bargaining - yet it expects cleaners already on low pay to take a real-terms pay cut. RMT says that is unacceptable. but rather than talk, the company has resorted to dirty tricks, including putting out lies that the union has accepted some sort of unspecified deal after the Olympics - this is complete nonsense!
Today all RMT Service Control reps from across Service Control in London Underground met to discuss the final offer that LU and RMT had been negotiating all this week at ACAS.
The reps felt that the final offer made after much negotiating and fighting was a solid victory for all members and for everyone that works in service control, they also felt we had all achieved something un-heard of in London Underground... A guaranteed "Lifetime Protection of Earnings" in writing from LU!!
London Underground has presented RMT with its final offer regarding the Service Control dispute, RMT is now considering this offer and arranging for reps and members to meet tomorrow to discuss this and make a decision if it is good enough..
More info to come!
RMT has put forward our opinion on this document that shows many loopholes for London Underground to not support Service Control staff in the future and allows management to hand pick who goes where.
LU management don't want there to be any transparency in who goes where in Service Control and don't want anything to be done by mutual agreement but for LU to choose and decide everything.