From the UNISON website and other Unison sources:
Today is World Day for Decent Work and there is a demonstration at 12:30-1:30 in front of Technopark building, London South Bank University, London Road SE1 6LN (nearest tube Elephant and Castle) as the cleaners are campaigning for the London Living Wage.
â€œWe, the cleaners at London South Bank […]
From Migrant Rights’ Network:
Mihir Bose speaking at TEDxEastEnd:
The Cleaners of Guildhall, many of whom are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), are holding a rally and demonstration at the Guildhall this Friday at 9am. They are demanding respect at work and calling on the Corporation of London and its cleaning subcontractor to ensure they receive the London Living Wage […]Read more →
Â Demonstrate with the IWW Cleaners for the right for respect at work, this Thursday 25th at The Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH at 2pmImagine a place where managers can:
Threaten you with violence
Lock you up for two hours
Give your job to one of their family
Always forget black workers for promotion
Constantly screw up your wages
Send you […]
Report on strike and picket by cleaners at Guildhall (City of London) in protest at late and unpaid salaries going back months.
On Friday 15th July we met at 5:30am at Guildhall. Many people went to give solidarity, and the cleaners, who work for the subcontractor Ocean Contract Cleaning, shouted slogans such as “No pay, no […]
SB 1070 enables police officers to lawfully stop, detain or arrest a person whom they have â€œreasonable suspicionâ€ to be unauthorized, in order to determine the personâ€™s immigration status â€œwhen practicableâ€. It also gives citizens’ the power to sue police officers and departments if they believe that they haven’t investigated a “suspect” undocumented worker thoroughly enough. This law is a charter for racial discrimination.Read more →
Back in April whilst the UK was in Election fever, in the Netherlands the Dutch Railways cleaners went on strike, it became the longest strike in Dutch history since 1933. After 9 long weeks, mostly migrant cleaners without a great command of Dutch took on their bosses and won.
According to Willem Dekker, an organizer with […]Read more →
People who support migrant cleanersâ€™ struggles in London may well know of Juan Carlos Piedra, an Ecuadorian worker victimised at University College London because of his trade union activism. He has also been active in the solidarity efforts behind UBS bank cleaners in the City of London.
Juan Carlos has been called to an interim hearing […]Read more →
As part of The Multicultural Politic‘s coverage on the General Election, we will be reviewing the parties’ manifesto pledges and policy of particular interest, we start by looking at the important and emotive topic of immigration and making our own case for a different policy direction.
What is striking about the mainstream parties (the so-called Big […]Read more →
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