PCS members employed by contractor ISS to clean HMRC offices on Merseyside are striking this week (16-20) in a dispute over pay and conditions.
The cleaners are demanding that ISS, whose profits exceed £200 million, pays them a living wage of £10 an hour. They also want holiday entitlements and full sick pay from day one in line with the civil servants whose offices they clean, as well as guarantees over the security of their jobs should HMRC vacate the buildings that they work in. The company has so far refused to enter negotiations. The latest action follows earlier walkouts in July and August.
The strikers are also showing support, along with PCS members across the UK, for the global climate strike on Friday (20). This is part of a global mobilisation to highlight the need for urgent action on climate change ahead of UN talks in New York on 23 September.
What you can do to support the action
- Donate to the cleaners’ strike fund.
- Attend the picket lines between 7am and 9am on 16-20 September at the following locations: The Triad, Stanley Road, Bootle, Imperial Court, Exchange Street East, Liverpool and Regian House, James Street, Liverpool
- Attend a march and rally in support of the climate strikers, assembling at 12.30pm on Friday (20) at The Triad in Bootle.