Goldman Told To 'Clean' Up Its Act

The Observer has joined the fray, and has been having a pop at Goldman Sachs about the amount of dosh that goes to the cleaners who clear up after those millionaire bankers in the firm's London offices.

Although Goldman, like many City firms, outsources its cleaning to a third-party, the newspaper suggests that the Wall Street firm should do more for the mere mortals who struggle on £6.20 ($11.70) an hour. The Observer even suggests that, given Goldman's very strong financial position, it should bring the cleaners onto its own payroll (Doesn't the newspaper realise that it's BECAUSE Goldman outsources cleaning, security and a raft of other things to third-parties and offshores support services to countries like India, that the firm IS in such a strong financial position).

Anyway, the Transport and General Workers union is running a 'Justice for Cleaners' campaign, and clearly has Goldman in its sights.

How ironic that this story might actually become a bit of a PR problem for the Wall Street giant (just how big IS that bonus pot this year ?), when we learned last week that Lucas van Praag, Goldman's global head of communications (now based in London) has just made Partner Managing Director, making him, as The New York Post says, 'one of the highest paid mouthpieces in the world'. Wonder how much Lucas gets an hour ?

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