24 February 2014
Outsourced cleaners at SOAS are to take strike action on the 4th and 5th of March as part of their campaign to end discrimination and to win equivalent sick pay, holiday and pension entitlement as staff directly employed by the prestigious University of London college. The cleaners, members of the SOAS UNISON branch, have been fighting since 2006 for an end to inequality they suffer and won the London Living Wage and trade union recognition in 2008.
Through campaigning and organising this group of predominantly Latin American migrant workers have built a union capable of taking on their employer, the multinational company ISS.
They are asking for your support in their fight for the dignity and respect at work that they deserve.”
SOAS UNISON branch has set up a hardship fund for the cleaners. You can either contribute via a credit/ debit card at http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RECG3WBP8R33L or you can drop us a cheque (made payable to SOAS UNISON, c/o Peter Baran, SOAS UNISON Branch Treasurer, SOAS Students’ Union, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG), or pay into the account directly;
Unity Trust Bank, Account Name; SOAS UNISON, Sort Code: 08-60-01 – Account Number 49022162.”
For further information see the SOAS Justice for Cleaners facebook page at “https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Cleaners-SOAS/487787121252241“