Gresham St, City of London. Fri 3 June 2016
Alberto Durango speaks in front of the barriers put up outside 65 Gresham St
Official picket armbands
Drums and horns make the protest very noticeable along the street and inside the building
Capita asked the cleaning contractor Mitie to cut down on the hours worked by cleaners
They did so by cutting hours only from the African workers among the cleaners, dismissing one of them in
what clearly seems to have been discrimination on grounds of race
NSSN Chair Rob Williams speaking at the lunchtime rally. He had come earlier at 8am to support the picket
RMT Regional President Glenroy Watson speaks to one of the secuiity staff
RMT Regional President Glenroy Watson speaks at the rally, pledging the support of the RMT. There is no place
for racism, and he says the RMT will oppose Mitie getting contracts with Transport for London if they all managers to be racist.
An angry man in a suit complains about the noise of the protest. The protesters tell himthat if the racism stops they will stop protesting
There were many more who expressed sympathy with the protesters.
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