UEL no see

The University of East London (UEL) is situated in the Borough of Newham, which has been one of the hardest hit Covid19 areas of the country by infection rates, per capita deaths and the personal and economic impact of the current pandemic. In combination, inadequate housing, widespread poverty, along with endemic job insecurity explain why the local population is at a much higher risk of Covid related mortality.

UEL refuses to take direct responsibility for indispensable cleaning work and connect it to their broader legal responsibility to all those who work and study in their buildings. They prefer instead to ‘keep their hands clean’ by offering up the profitable management and ultimate responsibility for this essential work to the latest in a string of outsourced services companies: NVIRO, an organisation with the corporate strapline “cleaning with a conscience”. With this outfit, keeping their hands clean is in reality...

Read the recent statement in full here