As the transfer of LU stations cleaning contracts draws nearer, Interserve bosses have come up with a novel way of communicating with staff.
A letter sent to all employees says the company will speak to "appointed employee representatives", "gathered" from a pool of volunteers, and invites anyone interested to come forward.
This is quite extraordinary: Interserve have for years refused to enter into a recognition agreement with RMT on LU stations, and now, after months of keeping cleaners in the dark about the transfer, are proposing to set up their own fake "rep" structure, with reps appointed by them?!
What a joke. There are already elected RMT health and safety reps amongst Interserve cleaners on LU stations; they should be the first port of call, and the cleaners' union should be directly involved in all discussions.