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Cleaners win a 10 percent pay rise

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Cleaners on the Virgin West Coast Mainline have won their battle for a 10 percent pay rise and improved conditions, according to the RMT union.
Issue 2278

Cleaners on the Virgin West Coast Mainline have won their battle for a 10 percent pay rise and improved conditions, according to the RMT union.

The cleaners, employed by the Carlisle Cleaning and Support Services agency, struck for 24 hours last month.

They were due to strike again on Friday of last week.

The pay rise will be phased in over the next ten months, but cleaners will receive a 5 percent pay rise straight away.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow, who was re-elected unopposed for another five year term last week, welcomed the deal.

He said the deal showed low paid workers that “if you organise in a trade union and are prepared to put up a fight you can win.”

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