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.