10:39 PM (1 hour ago)
With apologies for the very short notice, please the messsage below from SOAS UNISON branch secretary Sandy Nicoll, aimed primarily at London-based comrades. The lobby of the college's Governors is THIS outside the main building at SOAS from c 12.30 onwards. The building is located in Thornhaugh Street, WC1 (nearest Tube station: Russell Square).
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS LOBBY!
We are hoping that if we show SOAS management the strength and feeling that exists over this issue then the School will have to take note and end the discrimination faced by these workers.
We have, however, also begun the process leading to possible industrial action in the Autumn should the Governing Body choose to ignore this. A consultative ballot of all our SOAS UNISON members working for ISS voted overwhelmingly (44 in favour with only 1 against) to take sustained strike action if their demand for fair sick pay, holiday entitlement and pensions is not met.
This issue is not going to go away and we will continue to press until these workers have secured the access to decent pensions, holiday entitlement and sick pay they deserve.
SOAS UNISON Branch Secretary