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Soas cleaners fight ISS 'injustice'

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2439

Cleaners at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) are set to protest as the college’s governing body meets on Wednesday of this week. 

It is the culmination of a week of action in their campaign to be brought back in-house.

The Unison union members are employed by outsourcing giant ISS. Strikes last year won improved pensions, holiday and sick pay entitlement.

But cleaners’ Unison rep Consuelo told Socialist Worker, “The injustice continues. 

“The company is still treating us with disrespect and ignoring our complaints. 

“They are always trying to find ways around our agreements and still favour some workers over others. 

“But we are still strong.”

Around 80 people joined a rally last week to launch the week of action, which included linking with other Soas workers fighting pay inequality.

Consuelo said, “The only way to resolve this is for Soas to bring the cleaners back in-house. 

“We call on all our supporters to join our protest and put the pressure on.”

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Tue 3 Feb 2015, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2439
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