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Tube cleaners set to strike again on Thursday over pay

Issue No. 2314

Make a noise: cleaners at their strike rally last week (Pic: Sam James)

Make a noise: cleaners at their strike rally last week (Pic: Sam James)


Cleaners on London Underground are set to strike for 48 hours this Thursday over pay and an Olympic payment.

The RMT members won the London Living Wage after strikes in 2007. But bosses are now refusing to keep their pay in line with inflation.

The cleaners also suffer some of the worst working conditions on the Tube. They do not receive free travel and have to pay to get to the stations they are sent to clean.

RMT cleaners’ rep Clara Osagiede told Socialist Worker, “People are very angry and defiant. Our demands are legitimate—and we’re willing to go on until management see sense.”

» Report and video from last week’s strike

» Clara Osagiede: Why Tube cleaners are striking


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Mon 6 Aug 2012, 13:00 BST
Issue No. 2314
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