Daily cleaners' protests at the Royal Opera House, March 2018

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Mar 21 2018 21:39
Daily cleaners' protests at the Royal Opera House, March 2018

Dunno if people have seen this, but cleaners at the Royal Opera House have been organising through CAIWU, one of London's small independent base-type unions, and the bosses have responded by firing five workers and putting another on a final warning, so the union will be holding protests outside the Opera House every evening for the rest of March.

Dear Friend,

As you may know, the Royal Opera House cleaners are under attack. Kier, the cleaners' employer, has dismissed five CAIWU members in the last few weeks, and a sixth has received a final written warning.

All these actions are for minor mistakes.

It is clear that Kier is attacking our union, and we must defend ourselves. We will not simply accept this situation. We intend to fight back by demonstrating outside the Opera House throughout March, or until the dismissed workers are reinstated. Please join us if you can, just for half an hour on your way home from work, to show your support for your colleagues.

We will be demonstrating at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD on the following dates:

Thurs March 22nd: 7.30-8.00pm

Fri March 23rd: 7.00-7.30pm

Sat March 24th: 7.30-8.00pm

Sun March 25th: 2.30-3.00pm

Tues March 27th: 7.00-7.30pm

Weds March 28th: 7.00-7.30pm

Thurs March 29th: 7.00-7.30pm

Sat March 31st: 7.00-7.30pm

Thanks for your support. You might need the same one day. United we are strong.