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Saturday, July 14, 2012

IWW Cleaners Strike at John Lewis

Inspriring stuff - the cleaners at the flagship John Lewis store in London have gone on strike for the London Living wage.

The cleaners, organised in a branch of the famous, historic international union, the IWW, are treated differently to all the other staff in the "mutual" retail chain and have the backing of many of the store workers, some of whom are also in the IWW.

The IWW continues to expand its organising efforts amongst exploited workforces in the UK, notably cleaners and catering workers and sectors where there is much precarity.

More from the Guardian including a short film - here

The British regional administration of the IWW is here -

The international and US IWW website is

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