UPDATED 30 JULY 2016: Brilliant solidarity from the Blacklist Support Group, and the Bakers Union and others with UVW members on strike at 100 Wood Street. Since then we won the living wage (after 43 days on strike!) but the strike, which is the longest strike in the history of the City of London, continues until all the unlawfully sacked cleaners are reinstated.
We’ll be back on the picket line on Monday, 1st August 2016 for day 55!
Pleae consider donating to our strike fund if you canhttp://www.uvwunion.org.uk/emergency-appeal/
Still on the picket line at 100 Wood Street. This is the longest strike in the history of the City of London and the longest (and maybe only) strike by an entirely migrant workforce and we’re still going strong and have no intention of going anywhere until justice is served.
This strike is ongoing. Please come and support United Voices of the World protest in support of the cleaners from 8 June, every day, at 100 Wood Street, EC2V 7AN, who are paid poverty wages and are being unlawfully dismissed by the anti-union cleaning contractor Thames Cleaning and Support Services Limited.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLEANERS BEGAN INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE AND SO THERE WILL BE A PICKET LINE ATTENDED BY CURRENT AND FORMER CLEANERS AND SOME UVW OFFICIALS. IT IS ON NOW, FROM 8 JUNE, EVERY DAY.
THE PROTEST MUST NOT JOIN THE PICKET. THE PROTEST MUST REMAIN AT ALL TIMES, AND WITHOUT EXCEPTION, AT LEAST 10 METRES AWAY FROM ANY ENTRANCES OR EXITS TO 100 WOOD STREET, EC2V 7AN
— Companion Pictures (@companpic) June 9, 2016
Thames Cleaning pays poverty wages to its staff, who have to clean the offices of some of the wealthiest financial corporations in the City. The cleaners who asked for a living wage were immediately sacked.
Thames Cleaning is an anti-union company that claims it can’t afford to treat its staff decently. And yet it spent over £20,000 in the High Court trying stop them from striking. THEY FAILED.
The cleaners’ indefinite strike begins tomorrow at 8am at 100 Wood Street, EC2V 7AN (near the Museum of London).
Come and support them – but make sure you join the protest, which because of some stupid law has to remain 10 metres away from the building, and not the picket line, which only union members can join.
— UVW Union (@UVWunion) June 3, 2016
— Class War (@Classwar2015) June 4, 2016
— Class War (@Classwar2015) June 8, 2016