TUC protests at Wimbledon over low pay to cleaners

TUC
officials are holding a protest outside Wimbledon to highlight the low wages of
cleaners at the tennis championships.

Members
of Battersea and Wandsworth TUC are demonstrating outside the grounds to draw
the public’s attention to the low pay rates.

Geoff
Martin, lead organiser of Battersea and Wandsworth TUC, said that the £4 an
hour paid to cleaners would buy just one glass of Pimms at the tournament and
he called for the minimum wage to be raised to £6.

The
TUC estimated it would take a cleaner at Wimbledon 60 years of working
eight-hour days to earn the £500,000 the winner of the men’s singles will
pocket.

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