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.