Parliament’s cleaners win living wage deal

Cleaners at the Houses of Parliament have won their high-profile campaign for a living wage.

The Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) said the cleaners will now get paid £6.70 an hour, statutory sick pay and 28 days’ holiday.

The campaign, which attracted widespread support from the public, MPs and peers from all political parties, involved two one-day strikes last year.

Jack Dromey, T&G deputy general secretary, said: “One year ago, Parliament paid poverty wages. Now the cleaners have won a living wage and respect.”

Negotiations are continuing on implementing a pension scheme and there will be no job losses as a result of this agreement.

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