TfL and the Living Wage

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please can you list all companies that are part of the TfL chain of contracting that do not pay the London Living Wage?


Answer for TfL and the Living Wage

Answer for TfL and the Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) requires its direct contractors to pay the London Living Wage (LLW) in all relevant contracts, to all of their employees working all of their hours on the contract. 

There are two contracts where TfL understands there are employees being paid below LLW. These are the subcontracted cleaning contracts for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Tramlink. The DLR cleaning supplier is Carlisle, and the Tramlink cleaning supplier is MPM Graffiti Solutions.

In DLR's case, this will be addressed when the franchise is retendered. The DLR refranchise process is underway, with the contract award due in April 2014, and the new franchise to commence in September 2014.

In Tramlink's case, discussions have commenced with the Operator with regard to introducing the London Living Wage to their cleaning contractor.

All the GLA functional bodies are now fully accredited LLW employers - GLA, LFEPA, MOPAC, LLDC, and TfL.