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Cleaners and Porters to Protest at Sotheby’s London

by Leighann Morris on June 25, 2015
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In February of this year, cleaners and porters at London’s Sotheby’s auction house successfully campaigned to receive the London Living Wage of £9.15. The triumph was part of an extensive campaign by union United Voice of the World (UVW) to pressure both Sotheby’s and the contracted cleaning service Cleaning & Maintenance London (CCML) into negotiating several other terms for these employees, often migrant workers, who had complained of ill treatment—and unfair pay. But the victory of a living wage, among other gains, is now proving short-lived.

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Ai Weiwei Gets a Stageplay with a Hashtag in the Title

by Corinna Kirsch on February 27, 2013
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Ai Weiwei’s life’s story is worth a lot, and there are a growing number of projects to prove it. First there was the movie. Then, our personal favorite, the “Free Ai Weiwei” jewelry case. Now, we’ve heard news that a play, “#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei”, will launch this April.

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