Transport union RMT have confirmed that workers at Transport for London (TfL) and Serco Barclays “Boris Bikes” and London Transport cleaners will be on strike, and an overtime ban will start at South West trains this Friday 27th July.
RMT cleaners at ISS and Initial on the London Underground and Carlisle on the Docklands Light Railway are striking for decent pay and Olympic payments.
They are paid below the London Living Wage of £8.30 per hour working under poor conditions and will strike across the Olympics opening weekend.
The RMT have been able to secure Olympic bonuses for most of their members working on the London transport network.
RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow said:
“Although we have secured good deals on Olympics recognition and reward for the vast majority of our members we still have a small number of employers holding out and refusing to offer either a fair deal or any kind of deal at all. We cannot accept that blatant unfairness and the time has come for these employers to seize the opportunity, get round the table and sign off agreements that recognise the additional work and pressures that these staff will be carrying.”
Bob Crow will also address a protest called by RMT Cleaners on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony.
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Friday 27 July, 12 noon