Solidarity with victimised cleaner

URGENT SOLIDARITY ACTION REQUIRED

Lenin Escudero, the SOAS UNISON rep for the Vernon Square campus at SOAS and one of the leading activists in the SOAS Justice for Cleaners campaign was suspended recently for his organising activities.

Lenin was suspended by the cleaning contractor, ISS, on the 5 September 2012 for “refusing to obey a reasonable management instruction” in what many see as blatant victimisation and an attempt to intimidate cleaners involved in  the campaign for dignity and equality of treatment for all workers at SOAS.

•Drop the disciplinary charges
•Reinstate Lenin immediately
•Both SOAS and ISS must constructively engage with Justice for Cleaners campaign, which demands equal terms and conditions for outsourced workers in our institution

Protest: 12.30pm, Thursday 4th October, Outside main SOAS building Russell Square.

London AF supported the  picket action on Tuesday October 2nd and urges support for the picket on Thursday October 4th. Please try and support this action.

Please also sign the petition initiated by the SOAS Students’ Union in support of Lenin athttp://www.petitiononline.co.uk/petition/demand-soas-cleaner-lenin-escudero-reinstated/5263

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