willis cleaners lobby transport house – friday 29th

The next action by the cleaners working at Willis Group in the City who were unfairly dismissed by cleaning contractor Mitie will take place from 1pm on Friday 29th May at the Unite union’s London HQ. The Transport House building is located on Theobalds Road near Holborn station.

During the lobby the Mitie workers handing in a petition to Unite/T&G number two Jack Dromey, demanding that the as yet unsupportive union throws its weight behind their struggle. The Mitie cleaners have been fighting for more than three months after they were sacked for protesting a move by management to force them to work full-time night shifts – yet Unite and its “Justice for Cleaners” campaign have not lifted a finger to help them.

To read more about the course of the dispute, see Jake Lagnado’s article in issue 4 of The Commune.

See here for an article about the victimisation of Colombian cleaner activist Alberto Einstein Durango, where bosses used police intimidation and immigration laws to try and suffocate the fight.

Click here to see a video about the dispute.