United Kingdom -Cleaners on strike for living wage -October 05, 2013

Cleaners and supervisors of OCS in Kensington and Knightsbridge have gone on strike demanding higher wages. The cleaners are currently earning £7.18 per hour and demand being paid a living wage of £8.55. Further disputes between employees and management concern the lack of sick pay. Trade union GMB declared that OCS is participating in a repulsive rate to the bottom in the cleaning sector.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/uni-solidarity-gmb-strikers


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