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Bloomberg sack cleaner after miscarriage

Finsbury Square, London. Thu 25 Feb 2016

  

 
IWGB Union rep Hanna Abebe, sacked by Bloomberg. She had a miscarriage allegedly brought on by excessive workload.
Lack of an agreement on sick pay forced her to return to work while still unwell and she was sacked by contractor Compass

 

 Union members make a lot of noise in front of the Bloomberg offices

 

 a police officer tries to talk with IWGB President Alberto Durango who ignores him

 They walk around in a circle in fron to the offices

 blowing horns

 

 

 

 
 
as people go in and out at lunchtime 

Alberto speaks about why they are protesting 

 

and sacked union rep Hanna Abebe talks about her treatment by Compass managers  

An increased workload when she was pregnant led to a miscarriage at work 

The cleaners get only the statutory minimum sick pay, and she could not afford to stay off work 

She came back to work when still suffering after the miscarriage.

Compass sacked her, and she says she was victimised because of her activities as IWGb union rep 

 

 

 

 

 
   

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