Lee Hecht Harrison.

*Update, 15th January:  The cleaners' first strike will be on Friday 26th. A solidarity demo outside LLH (see map) will take place between 4pm-7pm.

  • For the London Living Wage of £10.20 per hour

The cleaners at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) are going on strike on 26th January in their fight for the London Living Wage of £10.20 per hour. They are currently only paid the minimum poverty wage of £7.50 per hour.

Join us for a solidarity demo on the day of the strike between 4pm-7pm. 

LHH is a large company located in the heart of London's financial district just next to Monument tube station. It outsources the cleaners to City Central Cleaning & Support Services Limited. 

The cleaners request for the LLW was rejected without explanation and despite LHH's £2 million profit margin this year and its huge 132% increase in revenue. 

Consequently, the cleaners, members of UVW, voted to strike on 26th January, then 31st January and 1st February, then again for the third week in a row on 8th and 9th February. 

In response to the prospect of a strike the cleaners were unlawfully threatened potential dismissal if they went on strike for which they are currently taking their employer to court. 

UVW has also applied for statutory recognition at the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).

 

WE ARE NOT THE DIRT WE CLEAN

Stay tuned for more picket dates and solidarity actions.

The Ministry of Justice.

*Update, 14th January:  After a first round of negotiations at the Ministry early in the new year, we are awaiting a formal response very soon.

  • For the London Living Wage of £10.20 per hour
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • 33 days of Annual Leave
  • Separate changing rooms

Cleaners set to strike for a living wage, dignity and equality at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in Westminster.

The brave and inspiring cleaners - members of UVW and all of whom are migrants - are set to be balloted to strike if their demands for a living wage, and equality of sick pay and annual leave allowance with civil servants are not met. 

If the strike goes ahead it will mark the first strike of any group of workers at the MoJ. Aside from their pay and terms and conditions the cleaners are also set to strike over the failure of the MoJ to provide them with separate changing rooms for male and female cleaners which has left many of them feeling uncomfortable and often vulnerable.

Furthermore, they are callously overworked due to unnecesary cuts in the numbers of cleaners which has left only 24 to clean the entire MoJ which is spread across 14 floors and 51,000 sq ft. and receives around 4,000 people a day. 

The additional cost of paying the cleaners the living wage would only be £48,000 per year, which is clearly pocket change for the MoJ and the equivalent of around 1.5 of the average salary of a civil servant.

Stay tuned for updates.