heron tower cleaners’ protest

18 08 2011

Today’s demonstration cancelled… due to total victory. See first comment below. 

The IWW IU 640 Cleaners Branch Is fighting to get the living wage at Heron Tower. The cleaning company LCC accepted they would pay it, but now are bullying our members, reducing the working hours and increasing the work load

Our position is clear: any increase in salaries must be real and not be offset by any reduction of working hours or increased work load.
FOR A REAL LIVING WAGE!

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19 08 2011
Alberto

IWW – Major Gains at Heron Tower Dispute
>
> Following negotiations with the cleaning contractor LCC, who covers
> contracts at the prestigious Heron Tower – the IWW Cleaners and Allied
> Grades Branch has secured significant gains to the benefit of our
> low-paid.
>
> The IWW had launched a campaign to secure full payment of the living
> wage £8.30 per-hour for, a resolution of staff shortages, issues of
> unfair dismissal and anti-union conduct by management.
>
> The IWW has reached an agreement which has secured full-payment of the
> London Living Wage with back pay until May 2011, the staff shortage to
> be filled and confirmation of the trade union rights of workers.
> Further discussions are underway on a recognition agreement with the
> IWW.
>
> As result the IWW Cleaners Branch and London Delegates Committee has
> cancelled the demonstration called for tonight at the Heron Tower. We
> thank all trade unionists and fellow workers for their solidarity and
> support.
>
> Once again the independent workers union the IWW has shown that direct
> action and solidarity of all union members in support of each other
> achieves results in the interests of our members.
>
> The message to cleaners across London is clear – don’t live in fear –
> get organised!




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