Socialist Worker

Join rally for victimised rep Clara Osagiede

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2449

Clara Osagiede

Clara Osagiede (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Supporters of RMT union cleaners’ rep Clara Osagiede were set to rally on Wednesday of this week in support of an appeal against her sacking.

Clara was sacked by bosses at outsourcer Interserve, the cleaning company used by London Underground. Clara strongly denies the charges against her. 

She told Socialist Worker, “I am a voice for the cleaners and they are trying to get rid of me to weaken the union.”

Last year Clara represented a group of ten black cleaners at Waterloo station. She took out a grievance against a manager involved in a hearing.

Not long after the company came up with what Clara insists are “inaccurate statements”—very soon she was sacked.

The RMT is demanding Clara is reinstated by Interserve and says it “is in no doubt that Clara has been sacked because she has proven herself to be an excellent union official”. 

Visit for details of how you can support the campaign. Join the lobby Wednesday 15 April, 9.30am, Interserve offices, Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8RT


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