Friday 10th February at 5pm
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2
Justice for Cleaners’ Emergency Demonstration
The â€œAdvanced Business Life Environmentâ€ 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 cleanersâ€™ 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 workersâ€™ rights to maintain terms and conditions.
Alberto Durango said:
â€œThis is clear union busting, our rights as workers are being ignored. TheÂ CEO of Heron Tower, Gerald Ronsen, is a billionaire, and he calls himself â€œgenerous philanthropistâ€. His idea of charity is sacking trade unionists!â€
Lydia Mistry, a full time parent who is attending the demonstration said:
â€œIt is sheer hypocrisy to pledge to guarantee the London Living Wage only to dismiss the workers who campaigned for it.â€
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