Over Christmas, Antonio, a cleaner employed by cleaning contractor ISS at the premises of huge international institution of finance capitalism Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was sacked a few months after managers saw Antonio distributing IWW union joining forms, they hauled him into a disciplinary meeting without his union rep. Four days later (on Christmas Eve!) they sent Antonio a letter confirming he’d been sacked – they gave him seven days (until New Years Eve!) to appeal.
30 CLEANERS are facing redundancy at White and Case LLP. A few weeks ago a ‘consultation’ period was initiated by cleaning contractor Mitie. They are seeking significant reductions in the cleaning staff at a time when the workload has increased. Mitie are claiming that their new structure will improve service delivery and staff loyalty.
We are members of the Industrial Workers of the World who work in the communications industry. Our organization is open to All workers engaged in postal, courier, telephone, telegraph, radio, television, satellite communication, and computer operation, including programming, and networking.