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London Underground cleaners continue fight for living wage

Issue No. 2120

Cleaners on London Underground in the RMT union are continuing their fight for a London Living Wage of £7.45 an hour and against the suspension of a number of workers over their national insurance numbers.

Their fight, which has included 72-hours of strike action, forced the companies to concede the London Living Wage on all Metronet contracts. But cleaners working on Tube Lines’ contracts are still waiting.

RMT reps have been meeting management at the Acas conciliation service over this and other issues. Phillip Mambuliya, the chair of the RMT cleaners’ grade, told Socialist Worker, “The pressure on cleaners is mounting as prices rise so they need the money.

“We have given management an ultimatum that unless we get the extra money for the Tube Lines’ workers, we will resume the action.”

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Tue 23 Sep 2008, 18:04 BST
Issue No. 2120
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