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Cleaners revolt sweeps London university campuses

24 March 2015
A small revolt is beginning at a clutch of London’s universities as migrant workers fight to improve their terms and conditions.

Soas cleaners protest as ISS bosses worsen conditions

17 March 2015
Cleaners at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London were set to protest on Thursday of this week against their employer, outsourcing giant ISS.

Fight to get cleaners' rep Clara Osagiede her job back

17 March 2015
The RMT union is set to ballot all of its members working for outsourcer Interserve on London Underground in defence of sacked cleaners’ rep Clara Osagiede.

Soas cleaners fight ISS 'injustice'

03 February 2015
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. 

Cleaners walk out at London Waterloo train station

09 December 2014
Cleaners in the RMT union working for Interserve at London’s Waterloo station struck again on Friday of last week.

Cleaners are wiping out poverty wages

18 November 2014
Cleaners in the RMT union at London’s Waterloo station struck for 24 hours, outsourced cleaners in the Unison union at Birkbeck University won better terms and conditions

Cleaners call walkout at Waterloo

11 November 2014
RMT union members who clean at London’s Waterloo station were set to strike for 24 hours from 3pm on Monday of next week. 

Transport news round-up

05 August 2014
Reinstate Sodexho rep Petrit Mihaj | Cleaners strikes at London St Pancras and East Coast rail | RMT votes on new general secretary

Heathrow Express workers walk out

24 June 2014
Workers in the RMT union at Heathrow Express struck for two days last week against bosses’ multi-million pound package of cuts. It led to the closure of the prestigious Terminal Five transport hub.

Industrial in brief

17 June 2014
Big majority for action at Newsquest | Hall cleaners fight to keep their jobs | Teachers to walk out over redundancies | NUT general secretary election | Gwalia care workers defend conditions | Justice for Domestic Workers protest

Soas cleaners win first round in battle for equality

22 April 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have won improved holidays, sick pay and pensions from outsourcing giant ISS.

Victory for striking cleaners at Soas

17 April 2014
Migrant cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have won improved holidays, sick pay and pensions from outsourcing giant ISS.

Soas cleaners strike to demand equal rights

21 March 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) were on strike today, Friday, in a long-running campaign against their employer, outsourcing giant ISS.

Workers take on the Nazis and strike against cuts in Greece

18 March 2014
Workers were set to march against racism in the Greek cities of Athens, Thessalonika and Chania this Saturday. The protests have a lot of support, from virtually all the trade unions as well as local councils and the left.

Soas strikers demand justice and equality

11 March 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) ended a solid 48-hour strike on Wednesday of last week.

Migrant cleaners walk out for equal rights at Soas

04 March 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) began a 48-hour strike on Tuesday of this week after a 100 percent vote for action.

As migrant cleaners at Soas prepare to strike they say, "we know change is possible"

25 February 2014
Migrant workers at a central London university are getting ready to strike for the right to sick pay, holidays and pensions. They told Raymie Kiernan how long hours and tough conditions haven’t stopped them fighting back

Ballot for Tube cleaners

25 February 2014
Cleaners on London Underground are to ballot for strikes because their employer, outsourcing giant ISS, is introducing fingerprint technology to book on for work.

Soas cleaners win a strong strike vote

18 February 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have voted by 100 percent for strikes.

London university cleaners strike for three days

28 January 2014
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) began a three-day strike on Monday of this week. The action was part of the “3 Cosas” or three demands campaign – sick pay, holiday pay and pensions.

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