We, the undersigned, express our concern at the poverty level minimum wage being paid to cleaning staff, contracted by Interserve plc, at BMA House, the headquarters and conference centre of the British Medical Association. We are dismayed that the British Medical Association, a Trade Union for medical practitioners, wilfully employs a contractor that does not currently pay cleaning staff a London Living Wage of £8:30 per hour.
We are in full agreement with London's Mayor Boris Johnson that "Londoners deserve proper reward for their labours". Furthermore the Mayor notes that "I’m delighted that a growing number of organisations recognise that it suits them as well as their staff to pay the London Living Wage”.
We urge the British Medical Association to join the list of organisations that ensures all workers based at its headquarters - including outsourced staff - are paid enough so that they and their families can lead a healthy and dignified life.