Tube cleaner strikes

Workers who clean London Underground stations are to go on strike over the new year in a dispute over pay.

Tube cleaners' strike continues

Tube sign.
Tube sign. Credit: PA

A 48-hour walkout by Tube cleaners will end at 5.30am on January 2nd.

RMT members working for Initial and ISS began their strike on New Year's Eve - in a dispute over pay.

Unions are calling on the Mayor to deliver a "living wage."

Tube station cleaners stage strike

Workers who clean London Underground stations are striking over the new year in a dispute over pay.

Rail Maritime and Transport union members working for Initial and ISS began the 48-hour walkout at 5.30am this morning, and will continue until January 2.

A small number of employees have decided to take industrial action, as is their right.

We are delivering a full service and the lines we take care of, the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, will not be affected.

We will continue to provide a safe environment for passengers and Tube workers alike.

– A spokesman for ISS

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Crow: Cleaners 'forced to take action for living wage'

General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union Bob Crow.
General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union Bob Crow. Credit: PA

General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union Bob Crow said: "It is these same staff who have played a key role in keeping services clean and safe who are now forced again by their employers to take action for a living wage and recognition of their efforts.

"It is time for London Mayor Boris Johnson to stop talking about a living wage and start acting to make sure that contractors on his services actually deliver it."

LU: 'We do not anticipate any impact on train services'

This is a dispute between ISS, Initial and the RMT, which we urge all parties to resolve without any unnecessary strike action.

London Underground will be operating as normal during the planned industrial action and we do not anticipate any impact on train services.

Transport for London fully supports the Mayor's London Living Wage.

All cleaners directly employed by TfL are paid at least the London Living wage, and we require contractors working on the Tube network for London Underground and Tube Lines to do the same.

– Philip Hufton, LU's asset performance director

Tube cleaners in New Year strike

Workers who clean London Underground stations are to go on strike over the new year in a dispute over pay. The Rail Maritime and Transport union said its members working for Initial and ISS will walk out for 48 hours from 5.30am on New Year's Eve

General-secretary Bob Crow said: "With the eyes of the world on the London new year celebrations, the many millions watching the countdown must not forget the London transport cleaners on minimum pay rates doing some of the dirtiest jobs with no proper recognition and reward whatsoever.

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London tube strikes Credit: Press Association