Massive pay win for RMT cleaners on DLR

Transport union RMT has secured a massive pre-Christmas pay victory for key groups of staff working for outsourcing company Interserve on London’s Docklands Light Railway.

After RMT put on a package of strike action and action short of a strike further negotiations have been held with Interserve on the pay issue.

As a result of the industrial pressure the company have now agreed to a 75p per hour increase for all cleaning supervisors, travel safe and security staff, backdated to April 2015.

RMT’s executive has now welcomed this massive breakthrough and has agreed to call off the next phase of planned industrial action.
RMT General Secretary  Mick Cash said “This is a massive breakthrough and gives some much-needed Christmas cheer to a group of London transport workers who have fought long and hard for pay justice. This pay victory proves that low paid workers can get organised into a fighting trade union and use their collective industrial strength to win a fair deal in the workplace. It will send out a positive message to millions of workers facing a bleak Christmas to join a union and fightback in 2016.”