Cleaners call for Justice at Christmas

Protest photo

CLEANERS working at the Barbican Centre, represented by the independent general union The Industrial Workers of Great Britain (IWGB), have staged a spirited protest demanding: the London Living Wage (LLW) of £8.55 per hour and trade union rights and recognition.

 

The cleaners currently earn the minimum wage of £6.19 an hour which, according to the Greater London Authority, is insufficient to cover the high costs of living in the capital. As a result, those earning the minimum wage often suffer many social disadvantages including, but not limited to, poor health, substandard housing and personal debt. Read More…