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International Justice for Cleaners Day

International Justice for Cleaners Day

Sydney March Thursday June 15

International
Justice for Cleaners Day is marked each year with rallies to bring
attention to the conditions migrant & refugee cleaners face across
the globe.

This thursday 15th June 2006
the LHMU - the cleaners union, are marching with cleaners and community
supporters across Australia in every capital city including Sydney.

As part of the
Cleanstart campaign-a strong voice for the low-waged, immigrant &
refugee contract cleaning workforce, cleaners will be out in force to
fight for a fair deal.

We welcome the support of other Unions and community groups .

Come along and help the cleaners fight for a better deal, together we can win !

Sydney March-

Thursday 15 June 2006

Starts at 11:45 am in Hyde Park near fountain.

To RSVP contact: Rebecca Reilly 02 8204 7204

The annual rallies
around International Justice for Cleaners Day grew out of an ugly
incident on June 15, 1990, in Los Angeles when police beat immigrant
cleaners protesting the way a multi-national cleaning company was
treating them in a CBD office block.

This incident
provoked public outrage in the USA and abroad. Pressure from cleaners
who belonged to unions in other countries helped force the contract
cleaner to finally sit down, negotiate and show some respect and
decency when talking with their workers.

Since then - for
nearly two decades now - June 15 has become a focal point for
organising cleaners in campaigns and celebrations across several
continents. Rallies of cleaners and their union supporters are planned
in the Australia, New Zealand, UK, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA
.

To find out more about the Cleanstart Campaign go to: www.lhmu.org.au

 

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