Janitor solidarity worldwide

Hundreds of janitors marched in front of the JP Morgan Company in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 13, demanding justice and higher pay for their colleagues in South Africa, the Service Employees union reported. Other actions, including in Connecticut and at Morgan’s branch in London, demanded that firms with operations in South Africa agree to contracts giving their 20,000 striking janitors there a 12 percent raise.

The South African janitors, on strike for a month, now make 867 rands an hour, equal to $1.19.

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