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Historic LSE Cleaners’ Strike: Outsourced workers fight segregation

Historic LSE Cleaners’ Strike: Outsourced workers fight segregation

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For the first time in LSE's 126 year history, cleaners went on a 2-day strike for equal benefits as in-house staff. The demands of the strike highlight the larger problem with outsourcing in UK universities.   Mildred Simpson, 60 years old, has spent the past 16 years trying to keep the London School of Economics spotless. One of the cleaners at the leading research institute into inequalities, she works 11 hours a day, under contract from Noonan Services (a company that outsources cleaning staff to UK universities). Yet the benefits she receives are negligible compared to LSE in-house staff- 1% pension, no sick pay for the first 3 days- and workload that has cost her a knee. So she's on strike.   https://youtu.be/De91vv-EoOk The conditions of the strike, i.e., th
ASOS to introduce 1,500 jobs despite exploitation accusations

ASOS to introduce 1,500 jobs despite exploitation accusations

#breakingnews, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
Online fashion retailer ASOS announced today that it will be introducing 1,500 jobs in the UK in the next three years despite recent accusations of workers’ exploitation. The announcement follows just days after trade union GMB protested outside ASOS’ London office against alleged ill treatment of warehouse staff in Yorkshire. In a statement to Westminster World today, the union comments that there are “seemingly huge differences between conditions for staff at London HQ and for Yorkshire workers” calling out on the online retailer for “ignoring” the “shocking” working conditions at its Barnsley warehouse. What has #ASOS got to hide? > Asos accused of underpaying new warehouse staff https://t.co/wDR6myl0HF — GMB Union (@GMB_union) December 2, 2016 .@GMB_union holds ‘c