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Result: Royal Opera House cleaners win 28% pay rise

They threatened to strike a big show night unless Covent Garden paid them the London living wage.

Nothing to do with us, said the ROH, speak to your contractor. But as the date drew closer, the opera management crumbled.

As of April, 50 porters and cleaners will receive the London living wage of £8.80 an hour.


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  1. Will Duffay says:

    It’s because the televised BAFTAs were threatened with industrial action…

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