Fact Service February 2023

More cleaners win right to free travel

Transport union the RMT has stated that, after years of campaigning, it has won staff free travel for more TfL (Transport for London) cleaners.London mayor Sadiq Khan announced this week that free travel will be extended to all sub-contracted cleaners who work on London’s transport system. RMT had already won free travel for around 5,000 sub-contracted cleaners at TfL. Now 800 more cleaners, including those working at MTR Crossrail and on London Overground will have the same right, the union said. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch commented: “This is another step in the right direction by the mayor of London and we’re calling on him to extend it to all TfL sub-contracted workers.“We’ll be stepping up our campaign for Sadiq to tackle the scourge of outsourcing in TfL, starting by bringing London’s Underground cleaners in-house.”https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-wins-staff-free-travel-for-5800-tfl-cleaners