Royal Opera House Revisited…

Almost exactly one year ago, CAIWU members won a staggering victory at the Royal Opera House.

Six cleaners employed by Kier at the ROH were dismissed in acts of retribution — the six had been instrumental in organizing a successful London Living Wage campaign. Together, CAIWU and the ROH workers launched a campaign which ended in all six getting their jobs back.

As part of the campaign, the renowned Spanish political artist Yeyei Gomez produced a cartoon which told the story behind the dismissals and explained why the workers were protesting.

To mark the anniversary of the victory, we’ve blown up Yeyei’s artwork, framed it and hung it on the wall at our Mayday Rooms offices as a permanent tribute to an inspiring campaign and an inspiring work of art.

Here’s a video of the unveiling ceremony — and all our thanks go out to Yeyei for her invaluable support.


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