The United Voices of the World union (UVW) is planning a demonstration at St. George’s University in Tooting, south London, on Thursday 20 February.
UVW members working as outsourced security guards at the university, which is linked to an NHS hospital, have been striking to win greater parity with directly employed staff. Their picket lines have been subject to repeated attempts by the police, working in obvious collusion with the NHS Trust and the workers’ employer, Noonan, to break them up. UVW lawyer Franck Magennis was arrested, before being released without charge.
The demonstration on 20 February targets a university open day, and plans to draw attention to the exploitation of outsourced workers on which both the university and hospital rely to function.