United Kingdom - Huge victory cleaners Daily Mail - March 31, 2018

After a petition for ‘a dignified’ salary that was signed by nearly 100,000 people and the threat of an all-out cleaners strike at the Mail’s offices in Kensington the cleaners demands have been met: as of 1st April 2018, they will all receive the London Living Wage of 10.20 pound per hour. Before the cleaners were paid the current UK minimum wage of 7.50 pound per hour. In real terms the cleaners have secured a 25% wage increase equating to nearly 500 pounds extra per month per worker, or around 6,000 pounds extra per year.

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