Pivotal Time for Justice for Cleaners

Ella Linskens, BA Arabic On the 8th of September, a strategy meeting took place for the Justice for Cleaners campaign. Student activists, members of the union, cleaners and those representing the cleaners met in order to mobilise and strategize as we head into the new academic year. The campaign itself has been running since 2008 and along the way many successes have […]

Bringing cleaners in-house is back on table after meeting is crashed

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development The Justice for Cleaners campaign relaunched with vigour on 27th November as protesters entered a meeting of the School’s Governing Body, pressuring management into reconsidering the option of bringing the cleaners back in-house. The situation of the cleaners had not been on the agenda of the meeting, but […]

‘We’ll keep demanding our cleaners are brought in-house’

Shadia Edwards-Dashti, Msc International Politics SOAS Justice for Cleaners (J4C) re-launched their campaign this year with a series of successful events over the past week. Over 40 students mobilised outside SOAS yesterday, for a protest against the exploitation of the cleaners, urging the SOAS management to directly hire and bring the cleaners ‘in house’. Speakers […]

‘SOAS is unusual. It’s a very unique institution’

Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, speaks to our Editor Tom King about the changes and challenges that face the School This summer marked eight years since Paul Webley took over the directorship of SOAS; a period that has seen considerable change to the School, and the university sector as a whole. “The transformation to what is […]