Support Our Cleaners – Oppose Antonio’s Redundancy
On the 30th June Mr Aquilino Antonio Cueva Castillo (also know as Antonio), one of the Euston Tower cleaners, was called in to a meeting by ISS management and told that he was being made redundant. His last day would be the 22nd July. The reason given for Antonio’s redundancy is ‘cost cutting’. ISS took over the Euston Tower cleaning contract 6 months ago and are one of the world’s leading providers in facility services. In 2009 ISS made £21 million profit in the UK, their director was paid an estimated £350,000 yet their employees were paid an average of just £11,267.31. This is despite a profit per employee of £827.28, over two thirds of their average wage.* Euston Tower currently has 3 full time cleaners in order to provide a minimum efficient service. We can't afford to lose a cleaner and Antonio can't afford to lose his job. We, the undersigned, oppose this redundancy. *estimated figures from the TUC's Worksmart site. The average wage figure isn't pro-rata.