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JUSTICE FOR CLEANERS - STOP PRESS!

Hi everyone
 
Lancaster have signed! This is because of all your hard work and support so a big thank you to everyone. Obviously there is no longer a need to fast outside Lancaster-cleaned RBS, but the campaign is not over. We need to make sure every company signs up to the agreement and we will move straight on to the next contractors. We still need your help! Please meet at 12:30 on Monday at Transport House, 128 Theobalds Road, nr Holborn Station.
 
Please distribute this e-mail widely. It's important everyone knows why the fast will no longer be taking place and what action replaces it. We need to keep building to make sure ALL cleaners in London receive a living wage, holiday/sick pay, pension and union rights, regardless of which company they work for.
 
in solidarity
 
Tim

 

Justice for cleanersTGWU call for action to support migrant cleaners

The ‘Justice for Cleaners’ campaign is part of an international alliance of unions representing mainly migrant workers, who are taking on the biggest building services contractors and their clients in the world.

Since this campaign began in London, the Transport and General Workers Union has organised workers into activism that have fought and won for increased pay and conditions at:

On the London Underground, unionised cleaners sacked their boss (Blue Diamond). This was the first time a contract had been aborted on the London underground, with the contract lost worth over £21 million pounds.

Anita at Golman Sacks
Anita

T&G and affiliate unions abroad are targeting ISS cleaning services. ISS are the biggest building services company in the world. ISS operate out of 42 countries with their head office in Denmark. The overwhelming majority of their workers are migrants and on the minimum wage. ISS Cleaning Services are owned by the global investment bank Goldman Sachs.

TGWU organiser Anita Ceravolo says: "With your help we can force these huge corporations to give justice to low paid workers. Do you care about the injustice faced by low paid migrant workers?  Can you spare some time to help out in this campaign (however little)? Do you want to get some experience as a union organiser?

"From Monday November 20 till Monday December 4, the T&G and affiliate unions are coordinating a series of global actions against ISS. Our aim is to organise 2 weeks of mayhem - the details of which are not appropriate to detail over the email.

"To do this we need a strong, steady army of activists. During this campaign we can continue to build the network between academics, students, activist groups and migrant workers.

Goldman Sucks demo
Tuesday's demo outside Goldman Sucks

police are interested
Police took constant film

"If you’re interested, please contact Anita with the details of when you can be available during November 20th & December 4th.

"The actions start around 8am till about 6pm each day. Please detail in advance the days and times you can participate. Expenses will be covered by the union."

To become involved (or if you have any questions) contact Anita on: aceravolo@tgwu.org.uk or 07 900 405 787

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