Britain boasts hosting the Olympic Games this year. Surprisingly there is a stark contrast between the environment provided to atheletes on one hand and the conditions at the cleaners' camp on the other.
The luxurious Olympic Village where the athletes will stay will have access to a nice bar area complete with comfortable armchairs and games as shown in the images attached to the report.
Conversely huge temporary compound has been set up for the olympic park cleaners thronging from abroad to work here. The campsite is located in East London near the Olympic stadium. Ten workers share a single room and has 25 people sharing each toilet and 75 to each shower.
What is worse than this is that some of the portable cabin in which they have to sleep leaks in the rain which is to be fixed by the workers themselves. With rainy weather, the site is often flooded with stagnant water. Hundreds of people who have come here in search of job are quite dishearted by the site describing the camp as ‘horrible’, with showers and toilets ‘filthy’ from over-use.
A student from Madrid shared her horrible experience: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I saw the places people were sleeping.
‘When I first saw the metal gates and the tall tower in the middle, it reminded me of a prison camp. It looks horrible.
'I was thinking I would apply for a job, but I have changed my mind. My two friends signed up, but I think they are regretting it.’Cleaners can't even have their family and friends visited at the site and they are not even allowed to talk to the press. Workers were of the view that when they would come to England, accommodation would be much nicer.
Craig Lovett, of Spotless International Services which runs the camp defended these accusitions by saying:
‘This is not a prison. Nobody is forced to stay there. Many of our staff have come from areas where there is extremely high unemployment and are very happy to be working in the Games.
‘There will always be a couple of disgruntled people on site, but it’s a shame they didn’t come to talk to us to air their grievances because there are certainly processes in place for them to do that.’The concerned authorities need to improve the site's facilities in order to lessen the workers' worries.