Cleaners fight for their jobs

Submitted by Matthew on 15 February, 2012 - 1:08

Trade unionists will demonstrate outside the offices of NTT Communications Ltd. in London, where cleaning contractor Dynamiq Cleaning and Program Management Ltd. recently sacked its entire workforce for attempting to organise a union.

The workers’ union, the Industrial Workers of the World (Cleaners’ Section) is also involved in a reinstatement battle at the landmark Heron Tower in Liverpool Street, where prominent rep Alberto Durango was sacked when a new contractor, Incentive FM Group Ltd., took over the running of the work.

The protest will take place from 5pm on Friday 17 February at Devon House, 58-60 St. Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LB.

Cleaning contractors like Dynamiq, Incentive and others are becoming more belligerent in sacking workers who attempt to fight back. After some victories for cleaning workers, such as the cleaners at Guildhall in the City of London, contractors and agencies are clearly worries about a wave of struggle across the industry and are making moves to nip it in the bud.

All trade unionists should support Alberto Durango and the NTT Communications cleaners in their fights for reinstatement.

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