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ChrisJBrady BS: Olympics - London's Shame (206* d) RE: BS: Olympics - London's Shame 28 Jul 12

Olympic cleaners are being accommodated in housing that would not meet housing laws.

Target: Newham Council and Locog
Sponsored by: Carin Cowell

Their portable-cabin village has been likened to a prison or slum by its new residents. They sleep 10 to a room, share the toilet with 25 others and the shower with 75. Some females have left, refusing to sleep in mixed sex cabins with men they didn't know. Those that have stayed have to pay 18 a day, despite not working for the first two weeks.

Heavy rain has left the site flooded and many cabins are leaking. Crates have been put down as stepping stones.

Many of the workers have come from abroad to the East London camp, despite promises that the jobs would go to Brits.

As the accommodation is temporary, planning was granted and welfare conditions ignored by the council.

This is blatant exploitation in times of crisis; organizers are taking advantage of the unemployed. Join our call for decent accommodation for Olympic cleaners.

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