London AF fully supported picket put on by the IWW in London yesterday outside the British Medical Association in solidarity with the outsourced cleaners who work there. A good turnout of twenty or so joined the picket. There was a good reception from passing public with many taking the IWW leaflet. Keep up the pressure!!
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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