Commentary: Valuing cleaners during a pandemic

It’s become cliché to say that COVID-19 has changed everything. The way we relate to each other, how we shop, where we eat.But as a lifelong trade unionist who has spent decades negotiating contracts on behalf of factory workers, truck drivers, nurses and cleaners, I can tell you one thing that hasn’t changed — when workers join together in unions, everybody wins.We are seeing this very clearly in the cleaning sector. Cleaners across the world have long been underpaid, unappreciated and undervalued. But now they have found a renewed sense of pride and determination to claim their rightful titl…

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