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Cleaners disrupt the Mayor’s Question Time

Cleaners disrupt the Mayor’s Question Time

Politics
London Underground cleaners disrupted October's Mayoral Question Time in a protest about their pay and working conditions, claiming they are treated “like slaves”. https://youtu.be/DmhpWiTKNd4 (Video: Martin Steers) The protest organised by the RMT union outside of City Hall on Thursday aimed to raise awareness of a number of key issues, such as sick and holiday pay. This comes after ABM UK won the TfL cleaning contract this summer. This would mean cleaners wouldn't work directly for TfL but for ABM UK, as agency or freelance staff. “We need a decent wage, we need sick pay urgently”, proclaimed Richard Crane, an underground worker and RMT activist: “We are being treated like slaves basically”. The RMT are campaigning for cleaning to be brought back in house by TfL, for cleaners to be