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Announcement 28.01.21

From the “shadow of vast despair”, CAIWU would like to announce that the British Medical Association have done the right thing on this occasion and instructed their outsourced company, City West Services, to reinstate the 30 essential workers/cleaners at BMA House in central London (agreeing to cover their salaries up until the end of the current furlough).

Victory at Facebook - all cleaners reinstated

We are pleased to say we received an email on Thursday evening from Bidvest Noonan oinforming us of their decision not to proceed with their restructuring plans.

This means that all the affected cleaners will revert to their previous roles with terms and conditions unaffected.

Sincerere thanks to all who supported the cleaners in any way, however small. Your contribution was vital to this amazing success.

More to follow...


Lies, Damned Lies and Redundancies

Confusion is mounting over Facebook’s claim that none of its London cleaners’ jobs are at risk.

Up to fifteen cleaners at Facebook’s London offices are facing the threat of redundancy.

This is in direct conflict with Facebook’s public statement that the company “will pay contingent workers that cannot work due to reduced staffing requirements during voluntary work from home, when we close an office, when we choose to send an employee home, or when they are sick”.

Facebook Cleaners to Protest Again on Friday 23rd October

Following the fantastic protest on October 9th, the Facebook cleaners facing redundancy will take to the streets again on Friday October 23rd at 2pm.

Please join them if you can to show your support for their cause.

1 Rathbone Square
Off Newman Street
London W1T 1FB


Facebook Cleaners Make Their Mark

On Friday October 9th, the Facebook cleaners threatened with redundancy took to the streets to make their point. The cleaners find their jobs and livelihoods under threat just weeks after being highly praised for their critical contribution to keeping Facebook clean and safe for all during the recent pandemic lockdown.

Support the cleaners – help them defend their jobs.

Kuwait Investment Office cleaners under attack

Cleaners employed by Julius Rutherfoord at the Kuwait Investment Office are under attack.

Two years ago they won the London Living Wage from Tenon FM, their employer at the time. Now their new employer, Julius Rutherfoord Cleaning, is refusing to honour the agreement.

Julius Rutherfoord is also increasing the cleaners’ workloads.

The cleaners’ rights are supposed to be protected under TUPE regulations, which state that the terms and conditions of workers transferred to a new employer are guaranteed, and can’t be changed without consultation.

Facebook Cleaners Protest – Friday October 9th, 2pm

The Facebook cleaners will be protesting in defence of their jobs on Friday October 9th at 2pm

1 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1FB

Please come along and support them - in a Covid-secure way.


Noonan Bidvest spreads confusion over Facebook redundancy threat

Bidvest Noonan has further confused the situation around its recent threat of cleaning redundancies at Facebook London.

Over the last few weeks, the facilities company has been conducting consultations with cleaners as part of what it describes as a restructuring process which has placed up to 15 cleaning jobs at risk. They say the restructuring is necessary as a result of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Facebook Cleaners Face Redundancy

Fifteen cleaners at Facebook’s flagship London offices are facing redundancy.

The night shift cleaners, employed by facilities contractor Noonan Bidvest, have been advised their positions are at immediate risk as a result of restructuring. Noonan Bidvest says this is necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic — at a time when most organisations are recognising the need for more leaning rather than less.


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