The RMT union is set to ballot all of its members working for outsourcer Interserve on London Underground in defence of sacked cleaners’ rep Clara Osagiede.
Last year Clara represented a group of ten black cleaners at Waterloo station. She took out a grievance against a manager involved in a hearing. The union agreed to drop this if the company did not victimise anyone.
But management took action against Clara and in January this year offered her money to leave employment.
Clara was sacked after the company came up with what she insists are “inaccurate statements”.
The union says it will also launch a recruitment campaign in the cleaning grades, and a political campaign to reinstate Clara. It is currently considering providing her with financial assistance.