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Cleaners’ Strike Captivates Campus

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by Sofia Kastelein, Undergraduate Student LSE cleaners were on strike last Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, from 6am, campus was alive with cleaners, students and staff demanding LSE treat all members of the university community with dignity. Between 6am and 9am, striking cleaners and supportive members of the public held a picket outside the main entrance to the Old Building, with breakfast, chants and dancing. From 8:30, several cleaners left…

LSE Cleaners Vote To Strike on 15th and 16th March

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by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor LSE cleaners who are members of the United Voices of the World union have returned a 100% yes vote for strike action. The strike dates are 15th and 16th March. This will be the first strike by outsourced staff in the 126 year history of the LSE. The LSE outsources cleaning to Noonan, an Irish firm who provide ‘strategic outsourcing solutions’ to the LSE. The…

Students Present United Front with Marginalised LSE Workers

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By Greg Sproston, Managing Editor. There was a mood of defiance and cautious optimism outside the Saw Swee Hock centre on Friday afternoon as students and others stood in solidarity with cleaners in condemnation of the treatment of staff on outsourced contracts. The event, advertised on Facebook as ‘Reinstate Alba: Justice for LSE Cleaners’ attracted a crowd of approximately 200. The organisers of the demo, the United Voices of the…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday the 29th of October, an open meeting ‘Justice for LSE Cleaners!’ was held at the Thai Theatre in LSE’s New Academic Building, and was attended by LSE students, staff, trade unionists and journalists. The meeting was organised by United Voices of the World (UVW), a grassroots, independent trade union which represents low-paid migrant workers across London, and whose members are mostly cleaning staff….