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Rail cleaners take their fight for justice to HQ
Outsourced cleaners employed by Churchill and cleaning trains and stations across London and the Southeast will take their fight for justice to their company headquarters on Monday morning as they fight for a better deal for the people who have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern
Merseyrail cleaners demonstration
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that Merseyrail cleaners will be demonstrating this Saturday 18th September at Liverpool Central Station from 10.30 to 12.30. The demonstration is calling for cleaning to be taken out of the hands of contractors and brought in-house. Outsourced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Outsourcing, Demonstration
Delegation of cleaners delivers pay justice petitions to Govia Thameslink Railways
‎GTR outsources its cleaning to Atalian Servest on the Southeastern franchise and to Churchill on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise. As RMT research showed recently, outsourced cleaning is associated with low pay, poor conditions and job cuts, as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Cleaners, Petition
Merseyside politicians unite to slam Merseyrail’s treatment of heroic cleaners
The open letter, signed by 7 Labour MPs, Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson and 49 Labour, Green, Liberal Democrat and Conservative councillors from across Merseyside, condemns Merseyrail for ‘presiding over the appalling mistreatment of this heroic workforce’ after cleaners employed by Stadler were...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Cleaners
RMT to ballot cleaners on Stadler
RAIL Union RMT today began balloting cleaners employed by outsourcing company Stadler on Merseyrail services for strike action, following attempts to trample over member’s pay, terms and conditions. Cleaners on Merseyrail are being threatened with the sack unless they sign...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Stadler, Cleaners, Fire and Rehire, Steve Rotheram,
Merseyrail Mitie cleaners strike again
RMT Mitie station and accommodation cleaners on the Merseyrail Contract will be striking and demonstrating again tomorrow - Friday 13th August - in their ongoing campaign in support of pay and workplace justice. ‎ The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, Cleaners, Strike, Protest, Pay Justice
RMT to ballot TfW cleaners
RAIL UNION RMT has announced it will balloting Transport for Wales cleaners for action from next week over the company reneging on their commitments to bring harmonisation of workplace terms and conditions to all cleaners within the company. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Cleaners, TfW, Terms and Conditions, Welsh Labour,
Merseyrail cleaners strike and protest tomorrow in fight for pay justice
The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters, will be outside Mitie and Merseyrail’s Liverpool Headquarters at Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF at 8am on Friday 23rd July. The cleaners voted by a massive majority for action...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice
Merseyrail cleaners strike for pay justice
RMT Mitie station and accommodation cleaners on the Merseyrail Contract are taking strike action and demonstrating in support of pay justice this Friday - 23rd July. ‎ The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters, will be outside Mitie and Merseyrail’s...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice
MPs and Peers backs ending the privatisation of cleaning
As lockdown restrictions ease, a cross-party coalition of more than 80 MPs and Peers has said that there is ‘a strong safety and efficiency case’ for ending the privatisation of cleaning on the National Rail network and London Underground bringing these...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cleaners are Essential, Rail, Tube, Cleaning, Outsourcing, Privatisation,
Justice for Cleaners Demonstration
RMT has called a demonstration outside Parliament as part of the union’s campaign to end the privatisation of cleaning. The demonstration – Cleaners are Essential; Justice for Cleaners – will take place on 20 July at 12pm opposite Old Palace Yard,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Justice for Cleaners, Outsourcing, Rail,
ScotRail action rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by conductors and ticket examiners in a long running battle for pay justice and equality remains rock solid again today as the company’s cleaners prepare to join the fight on the 13th July. ScotRail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Cleaners, Pay Justice
Cleaning up the Railways
Almost half the cleaners working on Britain’s rail network believe they don’t have enough staff to do their jobs properly whilst a majority say that their employers put profits before public health and passengers would benefit more if cleaners were...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cleaners, Outsourcing, Justice for Cleaners
RMT London Overground Protest to take place on Monday 28 June
The socially distanced protest will take place on Monday 28th June between 15:30 – 18:00 outside the Arriva Rail London head office, Overground House, 125 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6HY. The issues are: • Arriva Rail London and Carlisle Support Services'...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Overground House, Travel Safe Officers, Cleaners,
RMT condemns outsourcing company Mitie
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded the withdrawal of an app that giant outsourcing outfit Mitie are attempting to force on staff which would track their movements. RMT has condemned the move as the introduction of Big Brother into the workplace...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, Phone App, Cleaners, Security
London Labour politicians support bringing Tube cleaners back in-house
In the week that London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a firm manifesto commitment to explore bringing the London Underground’s multi – million-pound cleaning contract in house, a new poll of London Labour councillors has found overwhelming support to end the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Cleaners, Justice for Tube Cleaners, Sadiq Khan, Labour Party, Covid-19
RMT demands withdrawal of patronising GWR Hi Vis cleaning vests
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded the withdrawal of Hi Vis vests issued to Great Western Railway cleaners employed by Servest emblazoned with the words "GWR Cleaning Heroes" which the union says are both patronising and hypocritical as they imply that...
Region: National
Tagged with: GWR, Great Western Railway, Hi Vis Vests, PPE, Cleaners
Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today called on the Mayor of London to take back control of the Underground cleaning and put an end to the outdated dogma of outsourcing, after it emerged that the outsourcing company ABM has doubled its profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ABM, Tube Cleaners
Tube cleaning contract puts cost-cutting and profits before safety
TUBE UNION RMT said that documents disclosed under Freedom of Information legislation reveal that Transport for London’s contract with outsourcing company ABM shows the contractor is scored more for how successful they are in cutting jobs than in cleaning trains...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan,
RMT suspends cleaners strike action and welcomes Transport for Wales’ move to bring cleaners in-house
The move follows an intensive union campaign to get the work brought in house from 2017 onwards and comes on the eve of planned strike action by the outsourced cleaners, employed by Axis, which was aimed at ending the two-tier workforce...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cleaners, Wales, Axis
RMT says Underground cleaners must be given free travel passes
On the day that new Transport for London Commissioner Andy Byford starts work [Monday 29 June], RMT called on him to put a stop to a shameful injustice by giving London’s heroic Underground cleaners the same TfL travel pass that he...
Region: National
Tagged with: Underground, Tube, Cleaners
International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards
RMT today called on the government to use its power to promote an in-sourcing revolution on the railways as the union joined in International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards. As a new report from the TUC shows, while...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards, Justice for Cleaners, outsourcing, railway
RMT calls on Mayor to help Underground cleaners
RMT today called on the Mayor and the government to stop pointing the finger at each other and put their money where their mouths are by helping the heroic cleaners who have fought to keep the Underground safe since the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan,
RMT secures major pay victory on behalf of cleaners
Mitie had pulled a pay increase to a minimum of £9 an hour for its Merseyrail staff but a high profile RMT campaign has forced them to honour the backdated award in a victory that the union says is an...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, cleaners, pay,
TFL to deny staff cleaning tube trains 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...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, tfl, London Underground, tube, lul, Sadiq Khan, cleaners
RMT slams Merseyrail contractors Mitie
RAIL UNION RMT today blasted Merseyrail station cleaning and facilities’ contractor Mitie for using the cover of the Covid-19 crisis to withdraw a pay award dated back to July last year. The union says it is a profiteering move that...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, cleaners, living wage, Covid-19
RMT welcomes news tube cleaners are to get full sick pay
TUBE UNION RMT ‎today welcomed the news that tube cleaners in the front-line of the fight to contain the Coronavirus on London Underground are to get full sick pay after a campaign of union pressure. General Secretary Mick Cash said;...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Cleaners, Sick Pay
RMT secures massive low pay victory
In a ground-breaking deal, the union has struck an agreement that means that all staff employed in the cleaners supply chain on Network Rail contracts will be paid the real living wage from the 1st of April. The deal will...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, cleaners, low pay, living wage,
RMT welcomes Labour Assembly Members’ support for cleaners
The statement from Len Duvall AM, leader of the Labour Group, pledges the Labour AMs’ support for ‘action to secure better working conditions and job security for cleaners on the London Underground, as well as making the case for bringing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube cleaners, london underground, tube, tfl, sadiq khan, labour assembly
Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners demo on Thursday
The protest will take place on Thursday 27th February from 13.00-15.00, outside Merseytravel’s Headquarters at No 1 Mann Island, Pierhead, Liverpool RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay outside the combined Passenger Transport Authority and Executive for Merseyside’s...
Region: North West
Tagged with: mite, merseyrail, cleaners, living wage
RMT spotlight on Churchill's Govia Thameslink Contract
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is stepping up the campaign to name and shame the bad bosses on Britain’s railways, shining a spotlight on the appalling employment practices of Churchill’s Cleaners on their contract with Govia Thameslink Railway....
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Churchill's Cleaners
RMT welcomes support for Underground cleaners from Labour
TUBE UNION RMT today welcomed news that the majority of Labour’s prospective candidates to the London Assembly support the union’s campaign to end the privatisation of London Underground cleaners. As voting closes in the process of finalising Labour’s candidates to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Cleaners
RMT Tube cleaners’ report released today
A new report by Tube union RMT released today at a demonstration outside Parliament, with the support of MPs, shows London Underground cleaning staff believe US owned corporate giant ABM, which is responsible for cleaning the Tube, is putting profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, abm, cleaners, tfl, sadiq khan
RMT Tube Cleaners to demonstrate outside Parliament
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...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan
RMT welcomes Liverpool Councillors’ support
Merseyrail has contracted out its station cleaning work to the outsourcing giant Mitie, who pay their cleaning staff at below the level of the Real Living Wage. Rail union RMT has been fighting to end this scandal as part of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, mitie, cleaners, real living wage
Tube cleaners denied right to strike under anti-union laws
RMT has denounced the toxic combination of the anti-union laws and a hostile and aggressive management as a fundamental attac‎k on basic human rights that has stolen the opportunity for tube cleaners to stand up against a two tier workforce...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, cleaners, abm, sadiq khan
Tube cleaners ballot for action
As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan
Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners demonstration
The protest will take place on Thursday 7th November at 16.45 – 18.00 outside Merseyrail, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF. RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay for a group of crucial staff who do...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, mitie, cleaners, real living wage, pay justice,
Tube Cleaners Strike vote gets underway
The cleaning staff are employed by private contractors ABM and have been fighting for parity with their LU colleagues on a number of fronts including pensions, sick pay and travel. RMT believes that the ABM cleaning workforce are being discriminated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan, tfl, workplace justice,
RMT to begin balloting London Underground cleaners
The cleaning staff are employed by private contractors ABM and have been fighting for parity with their LU colleagues on a number of fronts including pensions, sick pay and travel. RMT believes that the ABM cleaning workforce are being discriminated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners, sadiq khan, tfl
RMT secures massive victory as Mitie agree to Living Wage
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This is a massive victory in the fight to eliminate the evil of low pay on the railway and I want to congratulate the RMT members and organisers whose hard work and relentless campaigning has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage, poverty pay,
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay on Northern
merseyrail cleaners petition   RMT has been running a campaign for the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate to be paid to the revenue and gateline staff working on the Northern Rail contract for Carslisle Support Services for some time but...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, Carlisle support services, real living wage, cleaners
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay for Mitie cleaners
The cleaners are employed by outsourcing giant Mitie Group to maintain Network Rail’s stations at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Birmingham New Street, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly. Mitie Group plc paid its shareholders more than £170 million in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage,
RMT demonstration for Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners
The protest will take place on Monday 14th October 16.45 – 18.00 outside Merseyrail, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF. RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay for a group of crucial staff who do some...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, merseyrail, real living wage, cleaners, justice for cleaners,
Westminster MPs support cleaners fight for Living Wage
The campaign to ensure that Mitie pay their cleaners working on Network Rail stations a Real Living Wage received a big boost today as MPs tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the company to meet their demands. This follows...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT welcomes cross-party support for Mitie motion
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the news that MSPs from across Scotland’s political parties are supporting a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on outsourcing firm Mitie to pay the Real Living Wage to cleaners who work at Edinburgh Waverley...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT justice for Mitie cleaners campaign events this week
Rail Union RMT’s campaign for Justice for Mitie Cleaners has been gaining tremendous support, in just three weeks over 60,000 people have signed RMT's petition calling for a Real Living Wage for a group of crucial staff who do some of...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
Justice for cleaners event to be held at Liverpool Lime St.
Rail Union RMT will be carrying out a leafleting event at Liverpool Lime Street Station tomorrow demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a Real Living Wage for...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT kicks off justice for Mitie cleaners events in Glasgow
Rail Union RMT will kick off a series of campaigning events, starting in Glasgow tomorrow, demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a living wage for a group...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, cleaners, living wage, network rail
RMT launches short film for ABM Cleaners
ABM cleaners LU recruitment video
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, cleaners, london underground, tube,
Great Western Railway cleaners' strike "rock solid"
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members are rock solid in support for the strike action at the North Pole Depot in West London and are sending out the clearest signal that they will not be kicked from pillar to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike tomorrow
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to the Hitachi rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: iss, hitachi, great western railway, gwr, cleaners
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Thursday 9th May outside Manchester Victoria station between 13:00 and 15:00. The protest is over the fact that hardship loans have not materialised that were...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, cleaners, iss,
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Wednesday 10th April outside Manchester Victoria station between 7am and 9am. The protest is over plans by private contractor ISS to unilaterally change...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, iss, cleaners,
London Overground Vinci Cleaners strike for 48 Hours
Rail union RMT today has announced that members working on the London Overground for Vinci as cleaners on the Arriva Rail Contract will take a further 48-hour strike action next month after voting overwhelmingly for strike action over pay and...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Vinci, Cleaners, Strike
RMT campaigning secures 550 Tube cleaner jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today racked up an important victory in the fight for jobs and workplace justice for London Underground cleaners as the TFL contractors ABM were forced by a sustained campaign of union pressure to reinstate 550 posts into their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, tfl, abm
CANCELLED: Tube Cleaners Demonstration 29th January
Therefore, the event on 29th January has been cancelled, We will keep you further advised of the next steps as soon as possible in this respect of our Tube cleaners’ campaign.
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Cleaners, Demonstration
RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on Underground
TUBE UNION RMT today warned of a thousand cleaning job losses on London Underground and announced that it will be lobbying Parliament on the 29th of January in support of decent jobs, on decent pay and conditions provided in house...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, cleaners, abm, sadiq khan
RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on Tube
Last year London Underground again outsourced Tube cleaning; this time on a five year contract to Global Corporation ABM. When ABM initially took over the contract Transport for London’s s own press release said that there would be at least...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners
MPs call on Mayor to end exploitation of Tube cleaners
TUBE UNION RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament today by MPs calling on Transport for London, which is chaired by the London Mayor, to end the exploitation of Underground cleaners. The MPs intervention came as RMT cleaners are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, cleaners, tfl, sadiq khan
London Tube cleaners' protest next week
Tube union RMT has confirmed that at 2pm on Wednesday 21 February members and their supporters will be protesting against the treatment by outsourcing companies - especially new mega contractor ABM - of cleaners across the London transport network.   The first demo...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, london underground, cleaners, outsourcing, tfl, tube, transport for london
RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, iss cleaners, strike,
Tube cleaners demonstration outside City Hall
London Underground has recently consolidated its major cleaning contracts into a single contract, sold to the lowest bidder, American firm ABM. As with previous cleaning contracts, the main contractor, ABM, will outsource a significant proportion of the work to labour...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, demonstration, outsourcing
RMT Tube cleaners to demonstrate
TUBE CLEANERS UNION RMT is organising a demonstration outside City Hall to protest against poor pay and conditions as a result of outsourcing.   The demonstration will take place on Thursday 12 October at  09:00, Thursday 12 October at City Hall, The Queen's...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, demonstration, abm, ags people, tfl, transport for london, sadiq khan,
RMT cleaners to strike on Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action by cleaners on Southeastern as part of their fight for workplace justice over pay and working conditions. Members are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, wettons, cleaners, pay and conditions, strike action,
cleaners’ ballots underway on Southern/GTR and Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting is underway for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern as the union steps up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, souther, southern rail, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners
RMT to ballot cleaners for action on Southern & Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT signalled today that it is stepping up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways as it announced ballots for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, southern, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners, pay, conditions
GWR Servest cleaners striking for pay
Great Western Railway Servest cleaners striking for pay and workplace justice at Paddington this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT’s cleaner members on GWR will not stand by while they are mercilessly exploited by privateers and while rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners, pay
RMT prepared to suspend strike action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it will suspend this week’s strike action by cleaners on Great Western Railway (GWR) if an upcoming meeting today, Monday 16th January 2017, between GWR and Servest UK results in a commitment to making changes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike rock solid on Great Western Railway
The dispute involves cleaners working on GWR and is over a number of issues including: pay; parity with GWR Staff; annual leave; provision of safety clothing and an agreement for a permanent workforce and an end to the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 0559 on Friday 23rd December and 0558 on Saturday 24th. Cleaners will be picketing at Paddington Station from 06:00 tomorrow - Friday 23rd December.   GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
Adelphi workers to strike over poverty pay
RMT members at the hotel will not book on for shifts that start between a minute after midnight and 23:59 on December 23 and 31 – two of the hotel’s busiest days of the year.   Despite Adelphi profits rising by 40 per cent...
Region: North West
Tagged with: adelphi, britannia adelphi hotel, britannia group, cleaners, poverty pay
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
A delegation of cleaners and their supporters will also travel to GWR’s Swindon head office to deliver a petition. GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to avoid proper responsibilities to the workers who clean their trains. The dispute involves cleaners...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT confirms strike action by cleaners on GWR
Following last week’s ballot result overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action, RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Servest UK members working on the GWR Contract to take the following strike action:   Not...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
Victory for cleaners on Virgin West Coast
In the complex world of contractors and sub-contractors on Britain’s privatised railways the cleaning services are contracted out by Virgin to Alstom as part of a facilities contract and Alstom have then, in turn, subbed out the cleaning to Voith...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, virgin, alstom, voith, cleaners, victory
BALLOT TO STOP CLEANING JOBS CARVE-UP ON VIRGIN WEST COAST
Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forwards with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast for industrial action following confirmation from cleaning sub-contractors Voith that they intend to press ahead with a mass jobs carve-up that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Voith, Cleaners, Ballot
RMT to fight cleaning jobs carve-up on Virgin West Coast
The job cuts come alongside attacks on pay and working conditions. The announcement by the union comes the day after it announced a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast Route in a separate dispute over...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast, cleaners
London Underground Interserve cleaners take fight to HQ
Underground cleaners, working for giant facilities company Interserve, will be taking a protest over pay and conditions to the employers HQ at 1-3 College Hill , London EC4R 2RA at 15.00hrs next Tuesday the 15th December. Interserve demo RMT says that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, interserve, cleaners, tfl,
Docklands Light Railway staff to strike over pay
There has recently been a change of management on the Interserve DLR contract and RMT officials have met with the new management to discuss the issues in this long-running dispute. RMT was promised a response from the Company but to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, interserve facilities, security, cleaners
Lorne Stewart staff on Merseyrail to strike
RMT CLEANERS and maintenance staff working on Merseyrail stations for contractor Lorne Stewart are to strike on Friday (June 12) in support of two long-standing colleagues and union activists sacked on trumped-up charges.   The two, with some 70 years’ service between...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, lorne stewart, cleaners, maintenance, industrial action
Striking Waterloo cleaners protest at company today
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff   RMT has also received reports...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: interserve, waterloo, cleaners
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike again on Friday
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff          RMT has also...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, waterloo, cleaners
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike over victimisation
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff          RMT has also...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: interserve, london waterloo, cleaners, strike action
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike over victimisation
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff          RMT has also...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, waterloo, cleaners
Strike ballot opens today for Waterloo Station cleaners
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff   RMT has also received reports of shocking racism by local Interserve...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, waterloo, cleaners,
ISS East Coast cleaners strike again for pay justice
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign, with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as “simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, cleaners
Tube cleaners balloted for strike action over fingerprinting
Tube Union RMT today confirmed that underground cleaners working for ISS are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike over outrageous attempts to force them to be subjected to finger-printing on a daily basis. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, fingerprinting, strike, ballot
ISS East Coast cleaner’s strike again this week
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign, with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast mainline, pay justice, cleaners
ISS East Coast cleaner’s rock-solid in strike action
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, ecml, cleaners
St Pancras Eurostar cleaners “rock solid and determined”
The cleaner’s downed tools at 5am this morning in 24 hours of high-profile action  in the heart of London designed to shame the company, and those who hire them at the top of Eurostar and St Pancras International, into reversing their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, eurostar, st pancras, cleaners
St Pancras Eurostar cleaners to strike Friday
Like many contract cleaners, the Eurostar contract is subject to regular tender with cut-throat cleaning contractors competing to win the work.  Staff get transferred from one contractor to another like pieces of meat, but the business model of the companies...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, interserve, cleaners, workplace justice, pay
Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners
Tuesday 8th July 2014   Dear Colleague,   Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners 09.00 Wednesday 9th July Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station   You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, cleaners, fingerprinting, london underground, jubilee line
RMT condemns sacking of ISS agency tube cleaners
The agency cleaner was sacked after refusing to use the biometric system to sign on for work at Heathrow Terminal 4 this morning. Other workers have been sent home across the network – without pay – as they clocked on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, cleaners, fingerprinting
Urgent: Demo tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners
Urgent: Demonstration tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners 09.00 Tuesday 8th July Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament)   You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a Biometric Fingerprinting system to book...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, cleaners
RE-ORGANISATION OF CLEANERS, ST PANCRAS – INITIAL FACILITIES
Our Ref: BR1/15/4 9th June 2014 Dear Colleagues RE-ORGANISATION OF CLEANERS, ST PANCRAS – INITIAL FACILITIES In recent weeks your representatives have been in discussion with Initial Facilities over their proposals to re-organise their workforce at St. Pancras International. RMT is...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Virgin West Coast Mainline cleaners to strike
The dispute is over the disgraceful treatment of RMT member Simon Upton. RMT is in no doubt that the reason for his dismissal is because of his trade union activities. As a result of the false accusations made against Simon...
Region: North West
Tagged with: virgin west coast, cleaners, voith
Merseyrail (Lorne Stewart) cleaners to strike
Lorne Stewart workers carry out essential station cleaning and maintenance that helps keep Merseyrail moving. After eight months of trying to negotiate, low paid Lorne Stewart workers have rejected the profitable company’s derisory below-inflation pay ‘offer’ and are making a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, lorne stewart, cleaners
First Great Western Mitie cleaners strike again
Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts between:-   •    06:00 hours on Sunday 19th January and 05:59 hours on Wednesday 22nd January 2014.   RMT Mitie FGW members took another round of rock solid strike action over the weekend...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Mitie, first great western, cleaners, paddington, old oak common