LSE cleaners sound alarm on “second class” treatment, two years after in-sourcing

Two years after winning their fight to be hired directly by LSE, cleaners say that little has changed. Their complaints about a culture of degradation suggest a worrying pattern of treatment for the School’s newest staff. The strikes which captivated…

KCL Student Activists Temporarily Blocked From Campus Upon Queen’s Visit

On Tuesday (March 19) around 10 KCL students were temporarily prohibited from using their student ID cards to access KCL entrances and pass through gates. This coincided with a visit from the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, who opened…

Students Form Coalition for Second National Climate Strike

An LSE-wide campaign to participate in the second Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstration, on the 15th of March, is in the works. This is the first major LSE student-led action on an environmental issue since the now-defunct LSE Divest group…

Anti-Outsourcing Activists Met With Violence At Senate House

Student protestors were forcibly removed from Senate House Library this afternoon amid physical clashes with security. Around 12 University of London students, including multiple from the LSE, signed up to the postgraduate study event being hosted at the university building.…

‘Justice for Cleaners’ group hosts first open meeting of Michaelmas term

This Tuesday, November 13, the Justice for Cleaners group held its first open meeting of the term and set the next steps for the campaign. Among those who attended were many new faces of students who had not been previously…

Cleaners to be brought In-House on Unequal Terms

Some cleaners at the LSE have expressed their concern over the terms of their upcoming transfer in-house from outsourcing company Noonan, agreed upon after a 10-month-long campaign and week-long strike led by cleaners of the United Voices of the World…

Cleaners group seek ‘Justice for Daniel’

Following seven days of strike action earlier this year, cleaners at the LSE have achieved a historic victory by attaining the commitment (from LSE) to being brought in-house by “Spring 2018” as well as parity of working conditions with other…

Cleaners’ Strike Captivates Campus

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…

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

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…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday, 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…