INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY for Cleaners has been marked worldwide since 1990. If you didn’t know why it exists, you’re about to find out….
The events date back to 15 June 1990, when a group of janitors in Los Angeles were beaten by police during a peaceful demonstration against their contractor. The resulting public outrage led to the contractor agreeing to allow the workers to unionise.
Today the day was marked by Ireland’s Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign with a protest outside the offices of the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation in response to pay cuts for low income workers like cleaners, restaurant workers and security staff.