video of mitie cleaners’ protest

28 02 2009

On Thursday 26th was held the second of this week’s demonstrations in the City of London in support of the cleaners working for Willis victimised by Mitie, and twenty people – including cleaner activists and their supporters – turned out and mounted a strong display of solidarity in spite of the Unite union’s failure to do anything to help them. See here for reports on previous protests and posts outlining the dispute.

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2 03 2009
demo on this Thursday

This Thursday 5 March at 13.00 hours, the same cleaners will be back demonstrating outside the Willis Building, 51 Lime Street EC3 (tube: Liverpool Street or Bank). Please support this if you can.

This is in response to the company’s decision today to issue a written threat instead of negotiate.

Cleaning companies have been trying to shift changes from part-time evening to full-time nights in a number of key locations in London. Typically it seems to happen just as workers win the Living Wage, and key activists seem to suffer. Unfortunately the protests the Willis/Mitie have organised (three so far) have not been backed officially by Unite. In the most recent development today Monday, they were called in to supposedly negotiate, only to be given a threatening legal letter. They have therefore called for a fresh protest.

Please bring anything visible (banners etc) and anything noisy!




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