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To: Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield

Demand £10 an hour for cleaning staff at the University of Sheffield

Unite the Union are calling for £10 per hour for all cleaning staff at the University of Sheffield.

Add your name and show Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts how many of us are supporting these workers.

Why is this important?

Throughout the pandemic, cleaning staff at the University of Sheffield have worked hard to keep others safe. They work unsociable hours, are overwhelmingly women workers and have no path to improved pay on the current university pay scale.

Now, with the support of Unite the Union, these key workers are organising to improve their pay and conditions. But they'll need your support to win.

If they can afford to pay Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts £285,000 a year, they can afford to pay cleaning staff £10 an hour. The university has no excuse not to recognise the critical work cleaners have done throughout the pandemic.

All workers deserve dignity and respect - please add your name to support cleaning staff and their campaign for £10 an hour.

This petition is just the beggining. Add your name and join the campaign.

Work at the University of Sheffield? Not a member yet? Please join Unite here and support our campaign:

Sheffield, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • it concerns me
  • The cleaners are key workers, they should be paid at least enough to live
  • Being a cleaner is often a thankless task, & the hard work, un-socialable hours, poor pay, part-time contracts, & the efforts of the cleaners often go unnoticed, or are even looked down on.... despite the VITAL ROLE cleaners play, ESPECIALLY since the Pandemic & Covid 19! Cleaners deserve descent pay & working conditions! Solidarity from a former cleaner, & a disabled person who knows the vital role cleaners play to look after us all..!! Solidarity from Wales brothers & sisters..!!


2021-09-16 14:30:35 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2021-09-08 22:09:36 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2021-09-08 14:58:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-09-08 14:47:05 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-09-08 14:41:07 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-09-08 13:26:07 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-09-08 11:14:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-09-08 10:22:42 +0100

10 signatures reached

2021-09-01 18:16:28 +0100

If you work at the University and want to get more involved in this campaign, please contact Unite University rep Chris Rawlinson along with Unite organisers Joe Rollin and Ben Graves.

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