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Cleaners walk out at London Waterloo train station

Issue No. 2433

On a cleaners’ picket line

On a cleaners’ picket line (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Cleaners in the RMT union working for Interserve at London’s Waterloo station struck again on Friday of last week.

The union is in dispute with bosses over the treatment of its members. 

Cleaners’ RMT union rep BJ Awosanya told Socialist Worker, “This is about bullying and harassment and many people are not being paid for the full work they are doing. 

“Nobody is above the law—the company must pay the wage it is supposed to.

BJ said there is likely to be further action. “We have had no reasonable response from the management. This company are just out to use and then dump these workers.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported our dispute, especially from Socialist Worker, your solidarity has been really important to us.

“Cleaners are human beings and deserve to be treated in a human way.”

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said workers are “subjected to a daily regime of bullying, victimisation and harassment which includes disgraceful incidents of racist abuse”.

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Tue 9 Dec 2014, 18:39 GMT
Issue No. 2433
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