The 8 March Committee was given the chance by the university to organise Women's Week from 2 to 6 March 2020. We focus on the usually invisible position of the cleaning staff. Economically weaker professions often have a relatively high number of women. This is particularly true for cleaning staff. Our buildings, too, are predominantly cleaned by women. Women in economically vulnerable professions, that is what this action is all about.
'Wat zoudt gij zonder ‘t poetspersoneel zijn?' (What would you be without the cleaning staff?) is aimed at creating awareness and sensitization towards the cleaning staff and to express our solidarity.
The programme for the week includes flash mobs of theatre and poetry in classrooms at the different campuses, ending with a closing event at the 'Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten'. These flash mobs are organised with the consent of the lecturers.
What can you do to support the cleaning staff?