Hundreds of cleaners working on London Underground are balloting for strike action over job cuts.
The cleaners – employed by the ISS cleaning contractor on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines—are angry that Tube Lines, the private company operating the lines,wants to slash hundreds of jobs.
The workers are members of the T&G and RMT unions.
ISS employs around 700 workers on the tube.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said, “Our members are angry and determined to fight these unnecessary, potentially dangerous and environmentally offensive redundancies. These companies will be making millions out of sacking some of the lowest paid people.”
Tom Chinnery, T&G senior regional industrial organiser, said, “As ever it is a case of a tube contractor putting shareholder profits before passenger comfort and security.”