The United Voices of the World (UVW) is a grass roots trade union which represents low paid workers in London's outsourced sectors. Most of it's members are migrants from Latin American backgrounds but a growing number are drawn from across London's other migrant communities.
This fundraiser for UVW involves a run around specific sites in London that have a history relating to working class struggle and specifically those engaged in by immigrants.
The run will take place on the third day of the latest strike action for the cleaners at the London School of Economics, a predominatly migrant workforce of cleaners who, through their union UVW, have mounted a successful campaign to to achieve parity of terms and conditions with their in-house counterparts. After 7 days of strike action the cleaners Achieved an historic victory when the LE agreed to bring the cleaners in house from Spring 2018. However, the cleaners will be back out on strike for 3 days more during the LSE students' graduation over one remaining issue of dispute: the LSE's refusal to reinstate UVW member Alba Pasmino.
Alba dedicated 12 years of her life to the LSE and was one of the longest serving members of the claning team. However, she was Unnecessarily, unfairly and unlawfully sacked by LSE's contractor Noonan last year. She was an experienced worker and a loved and important member of the team and the wider LSE community and the cleaners are determined to ensure she gets justice.