Tucked away among the celeb gossip of today’s Popbitch, somewhere between Britney’s missing underwear and Eton Rd meets Gareth Gates, are these stats:
* Cleaners at Goldman Sachs, London get paid 5.35 GBP per hour.
* Goldmans has set aside $3.5bn to pay bankers’ bonuses this month.
Goldmans were the winners of the T&G’s Golden Vaccum Award as owners of scrooge-like cleaning firm ISS. Typically cleaners receive no sick pay, no pension, the legal minimum holiday allowance of 12 days a year plus bank holidays, and can earn as little as £5.35 per hour. So some of their employees decided to present them with the gong.
This film shows them presenting the Golden Vacuum award: