Friday 10th February at 5pm
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2
Justice for Cleaners’ Emergency Demonstration
The “Advanced Business Life Environment” that Heron Tower provides in the heart of the City of London, will be disrupted on Friday by a noisy and loud demonstration of cleaners and activists.
The demonstration has been called by the cleaners’ branch of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). The cleaners demand that the cleaning contracting company Incentive QAS reinstate victimised cleaner Alberto Durango. Alberto, formerly a cleaner at Heron Tower was instrumental to an earlier successful campaign for the London Living Wage at the site.
On 30th January, under a new contractor, Incentive QAS, Alberto was sacked without any clear justification. The union also alleges that Incentive QAS is in breach of TUPE regulations by disregarding workers’ rights to maintain terms and conditions.
Alberto Durango said:
“This is clear union busting, our rights as workers are being ignored. The CEO of Heron Tower, Gerald Ronsen, is a billionaire, and he calls himself “generous philanthropist”. His idea of charity is sacking trade unionists!”
Lydia Mistry, a full time parent who is attending the demonstration said:
“It is sheer hypocrisy to pledge to guarantee the London Living Wage only to dismiss the workers who campaigned for it.”
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