Soup Kitchen - Justice For The 33! Posted to RMTv January 15, 2013
Today, January 15, 2013, RMT London Underground Trainpeople staff – who face the prospect of dismissal this week - took their demo right to the heart of the company that treated them so appallingly. The sacked workers and their supporters were at LU HQ at St James Park station where they set up a soup kitchen to highlight their plight and to 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 supposedly stipulated in the 2010 Agency Worker Regulations. Then, without warning, LU terminated its contract with the Trainpeople Agency leaving staff facing the immediate prospect of losing their livelihoods. Filmed and edited by Andrew Brattle.