London Underground cleaners to strike over bonus row

London Underground cleaners will walk out at 05:30am Credit: Press Association

Cleaners on London Underground will launch a 48-hour strike today in a dispute over an Olympic bonus payment.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union employed by private contractors will walk out at 5.30am, with picket lines outside stations including Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said:

"With the eyes of the world on the London Olympics the many millions enjoying the events around the globe must not forget the London transport cleaners on minimum pay rates doing some of the dirtiest jobs in often appalling conditions with no Olympics recognition and reward whatsoever."