London Uni workers strike, picket at University Hall of ResidenceThe Garden Halls workers feature in the Observer this week, in a great piece by Nick Cohen:

‘The story of the University of London‘s cleaners ought to be a modern Made in Dagenham. Immigrant women were scraping a living on a poverty wage from an employer who wanted them to clean up other people’s mess and get out of sight when they’d finished. They fought back and, in a rare uplifting moment in these dismal times, won. They forced the university to raise their pay from £6.15 to £8.80 an hour and give them decent holidays and sickness leave…’

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