Striking Harrods’ security guards and CCTV operators to demonstrate outside famous store
- Thursday 24 November 2022
More than 50 Harrods uniformed security guards and CCTV operators striking over a ‘pay cut’ will demonstrate outside of the famous stores’ Knightsbridge entrance tomorrow (Friday 25 November).
When: 1200 hrs 25 November 2022
Where: Harrods, 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
The workers are striking over a seven per cent pay offer on 25, 26 and 27 November and 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 26 December. The offer is a pay cut when the real rate of inflation, RPI, stands at 14.2 per cent and rising.
Qatari-owned Harrods made a profit of £51 million in 2021/22 and doubled the pay of its managing director Michael Ward to £2.3 million, even though the company claimed nearly £6 million under the government’s Covid furlough scheme.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Harrods and its owners, the Qatar Investment Authority, can absolutely afford to pay these workers a rise that reflects soaring living costs. Harrods, like many Qatari state enterprises, is known the world over for luxury and extravagance, an impression maintained off the backs of workers. Our members at Harrods have Unite’s full support as they fight for a fair pay rise.”
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For photos and footage of the event and for media enquires ONLY contact Unite communications officer Ryan Fletcher on 07849 090215.
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.