Victimised topshop cleaner goes to Tribunal 6th April
Apr 5, 2017 — Tomorrow, 6th April, will see UVW union member Carolina (see photo), one of the Topshop Two, stand up to Topshop's cleaning contractor Britannia in the Employment Tribunal.
Topshop’s owner Philip Green is renowned for his companies’ poor treatment of staff and tax-dodging practices, and last year they flexed their union-busting muscles through their cleaning contractor Britannia in response to a stunning, member-led campaign for the Living Wage at their flagship store on Oxford Street, sacking two UVW members, Carolina and Susana, both single mums from Ecuador, who were the figureheads of the campaign.
But we won’t stand for it!
With UVW, the Topshop Two have gone to an employment tribunal where we expect the judge to see behind the smoke and mirrors and declare that they were not only unlawfully dismissed but victimised for being a memebr of a union and fighting for a living wage.
The fight for reinstatement will then begin.
Topshop and Britannia, like so many companies today, have no fear of treating their cleaners without basic dignity or respect, subjecting them to discrimination, intimidating them, overworking and underpaying them.
A victory at tribunal would be one step forward in the fight against these multinational and multi-billion pound companies abuse of workers, and a chance to show that no matter how rich, how famous, or how powerful a business is, the fight is coming to you.
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