23 April 2020
RMT Press Office:
RMT blasts disgraceful and disgusting decision by TFL to deny staff cleaning tube trains throughout the coronavirus crisis free travel
TUBE UNION RMT today blasted as disgraceful and disgusting a decision by Transport for London to deny tube cleaners, who have put themselves on the line throughout the Coronavirus crisis to keep essential workers moving, the basic right to free travel. The union has demanded that London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan intervene immediately to right this wrong and give the brave tube cleaners the basic right to move around the transport system free of charge.
The decision to ban the tube cleaners from the right to free travel despite the current crisis has been conveyed to RMT in a short and blunt letter from TFL that dismissed the idea out of hand.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"It is nothing short of a scandal that thousands of tube cleaners who have put themselves right on the line, working round the clock in risky conditions to keep London's essential workers moving, are being denied free travel on the transport network in the midst of this pandemic crisis.
"Those responsible for this disgusting and disgraceful decision should be hanging their heads in shame and I am demanding the London Mayor Sadiq Khan take immediate action to right this wrong which casts a stain across the capital city."
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