The Cleaners & Allied
Independent Workers Union

We are a registered trade union representing around 1,500 workers employed mainly in London’s cleaning and facilities 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.


Who we're supporting and why
We are supporting cleaners campaigning in all kinds of workplaces across London, from huge companies like Google and Facebook to theatres, schools, universities and government departments. Among other things, we've helped our members to secure the Living Wage, win improved holiday allowances, and get reinstated following unfair dismissals.

Join Us

Let us help you to help yourself
Joining CAIWU is easy. If you're a cleaner or facilities worker employed in London, just fill in the online form and send it off to us. £9 a month will entitle you to our full support with your workplace issues as well as our complete range of legal and other services. Everyone else can sign up as a supporter to directly help some of London's least privileged workers.