Help the KCL Cleaners

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Raised by 20 people in 3 months
Eleanor Osborne  Chatham Ward, ENG
This Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of January our KCL cleaners will take strike action because the situation has reached breaking point.

In accordance with the outsourcing model, King's pays the cleaning company Servest a fixed price so that the cleaning gets done whilst being completely detached from the administration and conditions of the cleaning staff. This has lead to intolerable and precarious working conditions.

Mary tells us how, due to physical fatigue caused by excessive workloads, she went to the hospital last Saturday morning, and was put on a drip until 9pm; Carla explains how she fell down the stairs while carrying cleaning equipment, and was off work for two weeks without pay or compensation, and even blamed for rushing; Thomas tells us about his elbow injuries from having to carry excessive weight over long shifts; Fernando reveals that he is sent to clean the morgue without gloves or a facemask, and has seen his asthma and psoriasis get worse… the list goes on.

The cleaner’s strike from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th of January has the simplest demands: reduced workloads and respect. Our cleaners have not yet been moved up to minimum wage, which was raised to £9.75 in December, meaning that they are technically living below the poverty line; our cleaners are not entitled to the same rights of sick pay, annual leave, maternity pay, paternity pay, or adoption pay, as any other members of the King’s staff, all of which should be basic working rights. Nonetheless, all our cleaners are asking for is to put an end to conditions that are damaging their health and well-being. Unfortunately, our labour laws are some of the worst in Europe, and create a system open to these kinds of abuses. So we have to step in where our legal system fails.

Our cleaners have been told they WILL NOT be paid for the two days they take to strike: which is why we're asking you to donate an amount, however small, in order to ensure that our Cleaners aren't left out-of-pocket for protesting their rights.

Thank you.

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Update 1
Posted by Eleanor Osborne
3 months ago
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Day 2 of the Cleaners' Strike and we're already £75 up! Thank you so so much to everyone who has donated, you are generous souls and the Cleaners' are so pleased to feel they have your support.
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