The London Living Wage went up to £10.20 this month, and with LU cleaners' pay pegged to that rate, they're in line for a pay increase. But between rising living costs and the government's pensions regulator also increasing the minimum employee contributions for workplace pensions schemes, many could see that increase swallowed up.
It's time for unions to fight for more than the London Living Wage. RMT has raised the demand for £12.50 an hour. Maybe it's even time to take a lead from our American comrades, whose "Fight for $15" movement has mobilised fast food and other workers across the pond. Why not "Fight for £15" for cleaners on LU?