Staff at Buckingham Palace also secure new changing rooms and promise of no cuts to jobs or hours


The Queen’s cleaners have won a 16% pay rise after a campaign by PCS.

The low-paid workers, who keep Buckingham Palace spic and span every day, will see their pay rise from £6.45 to £7.50 an hour from 1 November.

Contract company KGB Cleaning – which employs the workers – has promised there will be no cuts to jobs or hours to pay for the rise.

Cleaners have also been given new changing rooms with lockers.

The union campaign included a demonstration during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding celebrations.

The rise will be paid to cleaners working in Buckingham Palace and Buckingham Palace Mews.

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