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Jubilee South News October 2019: ABM Cleaners' Ballot Special

Jubilee South branch have produced a special newsletter as part of our efforts to build the ABM Tube cleaners' ballot. Cleaners are being balloted in a fundamental fight for free staff travel, decent pensions and sick pay.

 In this edition:

  • ABM Cleaners Prepare to Fight Back
  • For Pensions, Sick Pay And Free Travel

  • The Law and taking strike action

  • Free Staff Travel

  • Company sick pay

  • Decent pensions

  • Ballot to win justice begins

RMT to begin balloting ABM cleaners

Dear Colleagues,

JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS (LUL/14/2)

A dispute situation was declared by the National Executive Committee over the company's failure to provide free staff travel, a company-wide sick pay scheme and a decent company pension (Ref: IR/240/19, 13th June 2019).

No progress on these matters has been achieved, despite the best efforts of our representatives and negotiators. Therefore, notice of a ballot of all RMT members at the company was served on ABM this week and the ballot opens on Monday 28th October 2019 and closes on Tuesday 19th November 2019.

RMT out organising with ABM Cleaners

Report on ABM Tube Cleaners RMT Ballot Campaign Activities

*Workplace Visits*

Today we visited cleaner members & non members on the North End of the Bakerloo Line, the South End of the Northern Line & Acton Town Depot

Cleaners were leafleted, the importance of a strong YES vote in the ballot was explained, a non-member was joined into the union & members were put into the RMT Cleaners WhatsApp.

*Organising Meeting*

ABM Cleaners' ballot organising meeting

To all LUL Region Branches

Dear Colleagues

JUSTICE FOR TUBE CLEANERS

As you know we are balloting our ABM members for strike action to secure Staff Travel, proper Sick Pay and a decent Pension for all.

The ballot opens this Monday 28th October with a closing date of Tuesday 19th November 2019. Myself and our National Executive Committee member, Andy Littlechild are calling a meeting for all Branch Secretaries and Chairs on Monday 28th October commencing at 14.00 hours in Unity House.

RMT win: no more 'double' meal breaks on trains

Spare Turns Meal Break Victory for RMT

The dispute on the Central line is paying dividends for drivers across the combine. Following a massive Yes vote for strike action the RMT has been in talks about a number of issues, one of which is the unsafe and unfair practice of forcing spare drivers to have 2 meal breaks. This would usually involve taking a break as soon as a driver signs on followed by 5.15 of work and then
another break followed by more work.

Mass meeting called: have your say on the tube pay dispute

31st July 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 - London Underground

MASS MEETING FOR RMT LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS

The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange a mass members meeting for all London Underground members with the Senior Assistant General Secretary, NEC, Lead Officer and Negotiating Team in attendance to provide an update and discuss the 2019 pay review.