INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE DEVICES, CLEANERS – ABM

Our Ref: LUL/27/2

25th November 2020

Dear Colleague,

INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE DEVICES, CLEANERS – ABM

Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, your RMT Lead Officer has had discussions with ABM over its introduction of mobile devices for you and your colleagues. I am pleased to advise that following these talks, ABM has given a number of important assurances and protections for you and your colleagues using these mobile devices, including:-

Loss of connection to a mobile device will not have any impact on pay
Staff will not be tracked during a shift
The replacement of damaged or lost devices will be dealt with sensibly and the employer accepts that loss or damage can occur in spite of members acting in good faith

These assurances are similar to those that RMT has obtained from other employers under the TfL umbrella, including from London Underground and demonstrate the benefits that can be achieved with a strong Union membership. I would ask you to encourage any of your colleagues who are not yet members of RMT to join as soon as possible so we can continue to work to improve your terms and conditions.

RMT will of course remain vigilant on these issues and any member who is not treated in accordance with these assurances should raise the matter with their Rep or an RMT Officer.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary