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JOIN US on 22 + 23 January 2019 for a lively, noisy picket with tropical flavour

Migrant outsourced workers at the MoJ to strike simultaneously with BEIS staff!

From 8am on Tuesday 22nd January, security guards, receptionists and cleaners at the Ministry of Justice, represented by UVW, plan to walk out on strike together with support staff from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), represented by Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.

This will be the first coordinated strike between TUC and non-TUC unions, and the first coordinated strike between outsourced workers in multiple government departments. Workers at the MoJ will also strike for a second day on Wednesday 23rd January.

Join us for a lively, noisy picket on both days, outside the MoJ at Petty France, SW1H 9AJ (Across the road from St. James’s Park tube station)

They are demanding the London Living Wage of £10.55/hour, plus parity of sick pay and annual leave allowance with civil servants. The MoJ colleagues have been organising for a whole year, and so far have only been offered a small pay rise to £9/hour.

In both workplaces, support services are outsourced to private contracting firms. At the MoJ they are all migrant workers, principally from Africa, Latin America and Asia. Under UVW’s banner they are demonstrating their ability to lead the fight for a living wage for all workers in London and beyond!