The protest was loud and defiant and management called the police three times to try and stop us from using drums and megaphones. Passers by were sympathetic with one person commenting that the cleaners in her building had also had problems with being paid late. She took leaflets to give them.
The cleaners at Guildhall have already been on strike over unpaid wages and overtime. These courageous workers need support from the rest of us. They are fighting low pay, unscrupulous subcontractors, and a ruthless hire and fire regime that is going to become more widespread as austerity kicks in. The management know that if the Guildhall cleaners win it will send a message to cleaners and other low paid immigrant workers that you can fight back and win, and so they are trying to defeat them through bullying and intimidation.