Yet again a company that profits from knowingly employing undocumented workers has used the tactic of grassing its own workers up to the UK Border Agency when it needs to get rid of them rather than having to go through the nasty process of telling them they are sacked. [See: SOAS cleaners]
Yesterday the cleaning firm Mitie Cleaning & Environmental Services invited some of the cleaners it employs in the Willis Building, a large office tower in the City of London, to a 'chemicals training course'. Once the cleaners were settled in Immigration officers burst into the room and detained 3 workers, 1 Ecuadorian and 2 Bolivians. No doubt they are now languishing in Harmonsworth detention centre.
A solidarity demonstration in front of the Willis building, for the reinstatement of the 4 previously sacked cleaners and against the immigration raids has been Friday 17 July 1pm. in front of Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London EC3.