Ready for Provost’s Pay-Day Party! (Chants and more)

Who’s been a good Provost, then? xD

Tomorrow UCL Provost Michael Arthur will have earned as much in 2015 as an out-sourced cleaner here earns in an entire year, about £16,000. In order to commemorate this momentous achievement we’re organising a party for him and Everybody is invited! Find all the details here.

A banner from the UCL Justice for Cleaners Campaign outside SOAS, where cleaners organised themselves, demanded and won vastly improved wages and conditions. April 2014.
A banner from the UCL Justice for Cleaners Campaign outside SOAS, where cleaners organised themselves, demanded and won vastly improved wages and conditions. April 2014.

There will be party hats and cake for those attend the party! We hope that Mr Arthur will join us so that we can ask him how he sleeps at night and why he thinks the migrant workers who clean his office should earn little more then a living wage and not enjoy the same privileges as himself the other male, white fat cat bosses.

Spend the money on cleaners' wages, no the bosses!
Spend the money on cleaners’ wages, no the bosses!

We should, of course prepare to shout a few chants in case he decides to stay in his office and sulk. Here’s a bit of inspiration:

“Michael Arthur [or Provost, Provost] we’ve got beef!
Pay your staff, don’t be a thief!”

“UCL, shame on you!
Pay your cleaners what they’re due!”

“Michael Arthur, you old toad,
Pay your workers what they’re owed!”

“UCL, hey hey,
Wage gaps are not OK!”

and finally…

“UCL, there’s a solution;
Better income distribution!!”

Tomorrow’s protest will not only be about the unjust pay gaps between cleaners and the 1% of UCL, but also to highlight the gender and racial pay gaps at our university and to demand that workers are given a larger say over how wages are distributed. Read our demands here.

See you tomorrow, Michael Arthur!!

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