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.

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.

Facebook & To Go Micro Kitchens: Giving with one hand, taking with the other

Catering services at Facebook’s London HQ in Rathbone Square are provided by a company called To Go Micro Kitchens.

To Go provides instant drinks and snacks out of machines and fridges maintained by a number of workers who ran a successful London Living Wage campaign in February 2019.

Since then, the workers have been victimised, bullied, threatened with dismissal, and had their workloads increased.

Now they have had enough of being bullied and victimised for standing up for their rights.


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