RMT's Regional Organiser announced last week that ex-Vinci cleaners transferred onto the new ABM contract will retain their rights to contractual sick pay.
This had been removed in their new ABM contracts, in direct contravention of "TUPE" regulations (the laws governing workers being transferred from one employer to another), which stipulate that existing rights must be retained.
The fast work of cleaners' union reps in identifying the problem and demanding meetings with management and the Mayor's office ensured its resolution. If these cleaners hadn't had a union, ABM would probably have gotten away with this attack.
Let's push on and fight for more!