London 2012 Olympics: 10 to a room and 1 shower for 75 people: Inside the ’slum’ camp for Olympic cleaners | Mail Online
Cleaners at the Olympic Park are being housed ten to a room at a huge temporary compound.
The campsite in East London, hidden from public view, has 25 people sharing each toilet and 75 to each shower.
They sleep in portable cabins, some of which have been leaking in the rain.
And the bad weather has left the site flooded with stagnant water, forcing them to use abandoned crates as makeshift ‘stepping stones’ to move around the site.
Hundreds have come from abroad to work at the Olympics despite promises that the jobs would go to Londoners.
On arrival, some were horrified to be told there was no work for two weeks. But despite this, they were made to pay the cleaning company £18 a day in ‘rent’ to sleep in the overcrowded metal cabins, which works out at more than £550 a month.
Others who had come to the UK desperate for the jobs turned back, describing the camp as ‘horrible’, with showers and toilets ‘filthy’ from over-use.