On Wednesday 28th November members of the Industrial Workers of the World organised a lobby of the BMA Council to demand a London Living Wage for the IWW unionised cleaning staff of BMA House, London and for BMA Council delegates to support the cleaners demand for the London Living Wage of £8-55ph. The BMA outsources its cleaning contract to Interserve which pays the cleaners the minimum wage, currently £6-19 per hour.
The lobby was supported by Tower Hamlets BMA which sent a strong message of solidarity to the cleaners, had written to Mark Porter a prominent member of the BMA Council, and lobbied sympathetic Council members to table a motion. Pressure is mounting on the BMA
The cleaners and the IWW will make sure that pressure mounts until the cleaners get the London Living Wage.