INTERNATIONAL DAY OF JANITOR EMPLOYEES IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS
14 June 2013
Around the world, in a growing number of countries, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Germany and Sweden, June 15th became an opportunity to demand respect, fair wages and decent working conditions for janitor employees in public buildings.
June 15th also commemorates the struggle of janitors in Los Angeles, California conducted in 1990, for dignity and economic justice. This event has also inspired the film “Bread and Roses” directed by Ken Lynch, who won the award for best foreign film at the 2000 Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Service Employees Union, Local 800, your union representing the majority of janitor employees working in Quebec, joined the movement and differentiates that day of others in order to make the people of Quebec realize the important role of janitor workers.
Everyone wants to work, shop, travel, and dine in a clean environment. Few people however recognize the hard work done by janitor employees.
In a multi-ethnic environment, the working conditions still need to be improved but they are better than those janitor workers many other countries. However it remains a hard work and unfortunately not appreciated.
WISH THEM A GOOD DAY AND TELL THEM YOU APPRECIATE THEIR WORK!
The janitor employees are entitled to our respect and gratitude.
The International Day of Janitor Employees aim for awareness among a greater number of people.
Service Employees Union, Local 800