Luis Chisaguano Cruz was born and spent most of his life in Ecuador, but the economic and political situation forced him to emigrate with his family to Europe. As a professional plumber he had a stable job in Spain until the economic crisis again forced him to emigrate, this time to the UK. Despite the language difficulties he managed to find work as a cleaner in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has been on strike for the real living wage and better terms and conditions since January 2019.
PCS members members who clean HMRC offices in Bootle and Liverpool have been striking over low pay and poor conditions. This is one of the strikers
Tracey works for HMRC in Liverpool. She holds a number of national equality roles within PCS including vice chair of the national black members' committee and chair of the HMRC black members' advisory group. She is also a member of the PCS NW regional committee, co-convenor of the NW black members' network, and is equality officer for her branch.