11 Feb '18, 5pm

The unheard stories of precarious work

On Thursday 25th January, demonstrators stormed the Royal College of Music in protest against the sacking of several night cleaners by the cleaning firm Tenon FM. The cleaners are currently on strike and serving out their notice periods after rejecting a new contract which would have effectively cut their hours in half, hampering their ability to support their families. Every night, thousands of cleaners across the city go to work. This largely invisible army keeps the city moving, but often works long hours in precarious conditions, and for little pay. Essential to the fabric of our city, their voices are absent from public discourse, and their stories seldom heard. Video in Spanish. Click closed captions button for subtitles while viewing. “I arrived in London, well, you know about the work situation in Spain, don’t you? Things got really tough over there. I have family ...

Full article: http://neweconomics.org/2018/02/unheard-stories-precariou...

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