Bethnal Green, London. Sat 16 May 2015
United Voices of the World meet in Bethnal Green and General Secretary Petross Elia speaks about the Barbican
Vera calls for a vote
People hold posters calling for 'Sick Pay Now'. The cleaners only get the statutory sick pay, and for most this
means they need to go into work even if they are sick as they cannot afford to miss three days pay and then
only get £88.45 a week. Many employers have company sick pay schemes which are considerably more
generous, as good employers value their staff and don't want the, having to come into work when they are ill.
Albeiro is one of the Barbican cleaners who has been victimised for his trade union activities for the UVW
and accused of "terrorist activities" for posting online a few seconds of a video of himself at work
The protesters convene outside after the meeting
and catch a bus to Liverpool St
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