SUPPORT THE DOCKLANDS STRIKERS!
SHAREHOLDERS GET RICHER, BUT WORKERS & PUBLIC SUFFER
OUTSOURCING TO BLAME YET AGAIN IN THE CHAOS OF PRIVATISATION
The cleaners and security staff working on the Docklands Light Railway are back out on strike again in their continuing battle for fair pay, negotiated rostered hours and an end to numerous workplace abuses by their employers. They need your support.
In the smoke and mirrors world of outsourcing RMT members are up against two different sets of employers. On one side we have KAD, an unholy lash up between transport giant Keolis and engineering giant Amey which came together in 2014 to grab the lucrative seven-year franchise to run the DLR. KAD directly employs some of the workers in dispute.
However many of the cleaners and security staff are not hired directly by KAD at all but on their behalf by ISS (Integrated Service Solutions), the global cleaning, catering and security services outsourcing parasite which exploits the labour of half a million workers in 75 countries, sweating revenue out of them in 2017 of around £75 bn. Needless to say, none of this largesse finds its way into workers’ pockets.
But regardless of which band of rogues officially employs them, the workers here are all engaged in the same vital work of keeping all 45 DLR stations clean and secure for the 340,000 members of the public who daily ride the rails. If you are one of them, then you should support these workers in their fight for basic workers’ rights. As Mick Cash of the RMT has said, “We are supporting our members in this further phase of strike action in a bid to force management to honour agreements, pay staff their contractual hours and give their staff proper respect and dignity at work.”
It’s high time to take the DLR out of the hands of these parasites and back into accountable public ownership. It is time to bring a halt to this privatising and outsourcing nightmare, where nobody takes ultimate responsibility and workers’ rights and the public’s security are both treated with contempt.
DLR workers are on strike from the 28th to the 30th March from 4am.
Victory to the Docklands workers!
End privatisation of DLR!