The Cleaners & Allied Independent Workers Union

is a registered trade union representing over a thousand workers employed mainly in London's cleaning industry. We believe that every human being is entitled to dignity and respect in the workplace, and it is our mission to help our members fight for this basic right, along with others like fair pay, terms and working conditions.

Statement to CAIWU members

The following statement to CAIWU members is issued in connection with the union's annual return for the period ended 31st December 2017:


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Fighting for justice at Thomas Cook

Our members are currently fighting for the London Living Wage at Thomas Cook, 200 Aldersgate, right in the heart of the City of London. One of the UK's biggest travel companies, with a name and tradition dating back to 1841, seems to think it's okay for their cleaners to work for a poverty wage. Please support their campaign for a living wage.

CAIWU is a not-for-profit organisation. We rely on contributions from our members and supporters in order to carry out our work. If you like what we do, please consider making a donation. Thank you.