Cleaners and security guards are planning to protest outside Downing Street on Friday after Sue Gray’s report exposed “repugnant” treatment of staff in Number 10.
They will gather outside the gates of Downing Street at 5.30pm to protest what the United Voices of the World (UVW) union called a “culture of disrespect” in government buildings and offices across London.
Gray’s report, which was released in full on Wednesday, found: “I was made aware of multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff. This was unacceptable.”
The report’s revelations forced Boris Johnson to personally apologise to Downing Street staff, calling their treatment “repugnant”.
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said: “The treatment and mockery doled out to cleaning and security staff that has now been exposed is beyond shameful.”
UVW represents outsourced cleaners at the Ministry of Justice, who are fighting for full sick pay.