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IWGB cleaners occupy the Barbican Centre for a Living Wage.

The Industrial Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) has been campaigning for respect and a Living Wage for cleaners at the Barbican Centre for the past 8 months. The cleaners earn poverty wages of £6.19 p/hour and have been racially abusded. and regularly insulted, threatened, and intimidated by MITIE’s aggressive management team.

MITIE, the cleaning contractor at the Barbican, and the Corporation of London (owner of the Barbican) have been unwilling to negotiate.

That’s why the cleaners held regular protests, organised the first strike in the history of the barbican on the 21st of March 2013, and that’s why they decided to occupy the Barbican on Saturday 27th April 2013.

They will continue to fight until justice is served!

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