john_lewis_lgThe cleaners at John Lewis are the latest in a surge of grassroots worker-run initiatives fighting for the London Living wage reports Matt Bonner

Last Saturday, department store chain John Lewis’ flagship store was met with a customer supported protest by it’s cleaning staff who are demanding the company pay them the London Living Wage. John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s leading retailer, outsource it’s cleaning staff through an external agency, avoiding paying them the recommended minimum London wage of £9.15 per hour and the 14% bonus enjoyed by the directly employed staff they work alongside.

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