Finsbury Square, London. Fri 24 Oct 2014
I almost missed the cleaners as they ran into the building, a few minutes before I expected them to arrive
But I was able to go in with them as they began their protest
Alberto Durango uses the microphone to tell everyone why the cleaners are here - they are treated as second
class citizens, refused their legal employment rights and had their weekend overtime rates slashed by 24%
Workers taking a few hours off for doctor's appointments lose a whole day's pay
Workers are forced to take unpaid holiday when sick
And have to take an unpaid lunch break
They not allowed to use mobile phones at work and there are restrictions on their use of the canteen
OCS has increased their workload
And the cleaners find the uniform shirts they have to wear, branding them as 'The Cleaning Team', demeaning.
A security man tries to prevent Alberto Durango leaving, though his colleagues have told them to go
The IWGB are pleased that they were able to protest inside the Bloomberg offices, and now continue the protest outside
A secuirty man prepars to lift a protester from the steps of Bloomberg
Cleaners object to discrimination at Bloomberg
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