RMT calls for underground cleaners to be given free travel passes

The RMT has called for underground cleaners to be given free travel passes.

On the day that new Transport for London Commissioner Andy Byford starts work, the union has called on him to provide the same passes to the cleaners as he and the Mayor are entitled to. Andy Byford earns a base salary of £355,000 as a TfL employee and is entitled to a free travel pass. The cleaners, because they are outsourced to ABM, do not receive a pass.

RMT senior assistant general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Mr Byford knows the Underground well, he must know that what TfL are doing is just plain wrong. We’re calling on him to make a fresh start and allow tube cleaners the same free travel pass that he and the Mayor are entitled to.

“This small change will cost TfL almost nothing but it will make a big difference to the low paid cleaners who put their lives on the line every day to keep the travelling public safe.”

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