Sacked Underground staff to set up “soup kitchen” protest

33 RMT London Underground “Trainpeople” staff – who face the prospect of dismissal this week – are taking their demo right to the heart of the company that treated them so appallingly.

The sacked workers and their supporters will be at St James Park station on Tuesday 15th November at 8am where they will set up a soup kitchen to highlight their plight and build public and political support for their fight for jobs and justice.

London Underground inherited a contract with the Trainpeople agency from Silverlink in 2007. In breach of agreements with unions, for five years LU continued to use agency staff in LU uniform while Trainpeople paid them as little as £6.75 per hour. Trainpeople staff joined RMT and organised for equal rights with permanent staff as stipulated in the 2010 Agency Worker Regulations. Then, without warning, LU terminated its contract with the Trainpeople Agency a year early leaving these staff without jobs.

The staff and their supporters are determined to win them jobs and justice.


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