27 January 2020
RMT Press Office:
TUBE UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration outside Parliament this week as it launches a new report into the scandal of privatised cleaning on London Underground.
The demonstration will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 13:00 opposite Old Palace Yard at the Houses of Parliament.
The report, titled ‘Dirty Work: ABM and the outsourcing of London’s Underground cleaners’, shines a light on the unknown world of the 2000 workers who keep the Underground clean and hygienic for the 2 million passengers who use it every day.
The protest takes place as the current Mayor Sadiq Khan consults on his Manifesto prior to the forthcoming Mayoral election in May.
RMT’s report will form part of the union’s responses to the consultation, which will call for all cleaners on London Underground and Overground to be brought in house.
MPs will be joining RMT members for the demonstration. They have tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Mayor to bring cleaning workers on London Underground and the Overground network into direct employment.