Rank-and-file RMT activists have started a petition to the Mayor of London, demanding staff travel passes for cleaners during the pandemic. You can sign and share the petition here.
This is a long-standing demand of Tube cleaners, and was one of the issues in RMT’s dispute and ballot on ABM towards the end of last year.
During the pandemic, when cleaners are an essential part of the frontline effort to confront the virus, a light is shone on the injustice of the situation. Why should cleaners, who, despite their outsourced status, are undeniably a part of the core, permanent workforce on London Underground, have to pay to use the transport system their labour helps to function, when directly employed staff do not?
Staff travel passes for cleaners now!