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RMT cleaners set to strike

Issue No. 2327

Cleaners on London Midland trains from Bletchley and Northampton depots, East Coast mainline, First Transpennine Express and Tyne and Wear Metro were set to strike Friday and Saturday of this week against poverty pay.

The cleaners are employed by contractors ISS, Carlisle and Churchill. The management at ISS (East Coast) has questioned whether the strike is legal.

But the RMT union insists that it is legal and said, “Do not listen to their misinformation—this is just another ploy by management to try and weaken your resolve for your fight for a decent increase in pay and real improvements to your terms and conditions.”

Meanwhile signalling staff at Stirling Middle and North, and Dunblane are also set to strike Friday and Saturday of this week in support of their campaign for 12 hour rosters.

The RMT union members voted 15 to 1 for 12 hour rosters and voted 100 percent for strikes. Picket lines will be up from 7am. Send messages of support to Adrian Scott at

And RMT union members working for Carlisle Cleaning and Security on Docklands Light Railway have voted 100 per cent for strike action. The union is now discussing its next move.

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Tue 30 Oct 2012, 18:12 GMT
Issue No. 2327
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