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Transport cleaners set to lobby MPs over pay and conditions


Cleaners from rail and other transport firms will lobby MPs tomorrow as part of a national campaign for better pay and conditions.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on cleaning and security contracts on East Coast Main Line, London Midland, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Trans Pennine Express and Tyne & Wear Metro are all currently involved in disputes and will be joining the protest at Parliament.

The RMT will launch a cleaners' charter at the lobby, setting out its demands for a living wage and improvements in pensions and working conditions.

The union's general secretary, Bob Crow, said: "RMT is kicking off an unprecedented, co-ordinated national campaign for pay justice for cleaners and security staff across the transport industry and the Parliamentary lobby and launch of the cleaners' charter is part of building the pressure behind that fight."