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OPEN LETTER FROM THE CLEANERS TO THE BIRKBECK COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AUTHORITIES

BIRKBECK: LISTEN TO YOUR CLEANERS!
OCEAN: NO MORE CORRUPTION!

A whole ‘Ocean’ of things are happening here at Birkbeck College, University of London: abuses that can only be executed by a company that lacks moral and ethical values. For them, and for the University, money comes first and human beings last. This is why we, as cleaners, are the most vulnerable, the invisible ones.

For many years now he have been living a nightmare; it has worsened in the last three months, after we received a letter letting us know that we would be suffering a cut in half hour of our work time.

It was thanks to our challenge to the company, substantiated by evidence, that we were able to stop this abuse. We thought it had ended, but they gave us another letter, now saying that they are going to cut 15 minutes from our working hours.

WE HAVE CALLED THAT THE 15 MINUTES OF SHAME!

We asked OCEAN, why don’t you cut the salaries of the directors or managers, who have juicy salaries and many hours of work? There was NO REPLY!

In fact, this decision HAS ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED, affecting our fellow workers working the 4:00pm-6:00pm shift. Now they are only paid, if they are paid, for JUST ONE AND HALF HOURS OF WORK. Our fellow workers didn’t say anything, because they are afraid. We believe all this has been executed with the complicity of the authorities at Birkbeck, and we believe this is a blatant oversight of our legal rights.

It is very important that these abuses are known to all the University community: we feel humiliated but we are fighting back. WE ARE DETERMINED TO GO ON STRIKE IF THIS IS NECESSARY TO PUT A STOP TO THIS INSULTING BEHAVIOUR

This message specifically goes to the Vice-Chancellor, the Human Resources Manager and the Facilities Manager at Birkbeck College: please be clear that THE PROBLEMS WITH OUR PAYMENT HAVE NOT STOPPED. Every month we receive the same excuses, that the ‘University does not have money’, that the University ‘does not have budget’. But the SAME LEVEL OF WORK IS STILL DEMANDED FROM US.

We want to ask Birkbeck College: do you know this is happening?

We want you to know that we have never had proper uniforms, everything is worn out. We could only have proper shoes and gloves in our dreams.

Please understand that when you sign cheap contracts with companies like Ocean, the ones that carry the burden are US, the cleaners. And please be reminded of this company’s track record in the University of London Campuses: they have previously been removed from Senate House, Institute of Education and SOAS.

Please do not make a mockery of our needs and poverty.

WE DEMAND RESPECT NOW!

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CARTA ABIERTA A LAS AUTORIDADES DE BIRKBECK COLLEGE, UNIVERSIDAD DE LONDRES

BIRKBECK: ESCUCHA A TUS LIMPIADORES!
OCEAN: YA BASTA DE CORRUPCION!

Un ‘Oceano’ de cosas están ocurriendo en Birkbeck College, Universidad de Londres. Estos abusos únicamente pueden ser ejecutados por una compañía que carece de valores éticos y morales. Para ellos, y para la Universidad, primero esta el billete y de ultimo el ser humano, o lo que es lo mismo nosotros lxs limpiadores somos los más vulnerables e invisibilizados

Desde hace muchos anos atravesamos una pesadilla que ha empeorado aun mas en los últimos tres meses, cuando recibimos una carta que nos informaba que se nos recortaba media hora de nuestro tiempo de trabajo

Como enfrentamos a la empresa con las debidas pruebas, este atropello se logro detener. Pensábamos que había terminado, pero nuevamente nos entregaron otra carta  en la que se nos recortaban 15 minutos de nuestro tiempo

NOSOTROS LE HEMOS LLAMADO A ESTO LOS 15 MINUTOS DE LA VERGUENZA!

Le preguntamos a OCEAN, porque no recortan los salarios de sus directores y managers, quienes tienen jugosos salarios y muchas horas de trabajo? NO HUBO RESPUESTA.

Es más, esta decisión YA FUE EJECUTADA con los compañeros del turno de las 4:00pm-6:00pm. Ahora a ellos solo se les paga, s es que les pagan, SOLO UNA HORA Y MEDIA DE TRABAJO. Pero nadie dijo nada y es entendible por el miedo, y todo esto  pensamos ha sido con la complicidad de la autoridades de Birkbeck en flagrante violación de las leyes y nuestros derechos.

Es muy importante que se entere la comunidad Universitaria de estos abusos: nos sentimos humillados pero estamos peleando: ESTAMOS COMPLETAMENTE DISPUESTOS A IR A HUELGA PARA EVITAR ESTA INSOLENCIA

Este mensaje va especialmente para el Vice-Chancellor, el Human Resources Manager y el Facilities Manager de Birkbeck College, por favor tengan muy claro que LOS PROBLEMAS CON NUESTROS PAGOS CONTINUAN . Todos los meses recibimos la misma excusa,  que la ‘Universidad no tiene dinero’, que la Universidad ‘no tiene presupuesto’. Pero igual se nos SIGUE EXIGIENDO QUE TRABAJEMOS AL MISMO NIVEL

Universidad de Birkbeck: ¿ustedes saben que esto está pasando?

Queremos que sepan que nunca hemos tenido uniformes adecuados, que nos ponemos todo usado, Solo en nuestros sueños podríamos tener zapatos y guantes adecuados para el trabajo.

Por favor entiendan estimadas autoridades que cuando ustedes firman contratos baratos los perjudicados directos somos los limpiadores. Por favor recuerden el historial de esta compañía en los Campus de la Universidad de Londres: a ellos ya los han removido de Senate House, del Instituto de Educacion y de SOAS

Ya dejen de vanagloriarse de nuestra necesidad y pobreza.
DEMANDOS RESPETO AHORA!

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