Downer extends deadline by two weeks as Spotless continues to urge shareholders to reject offer.
“Victoria’s school cleaning system is the worst of any state in the country.”
Public schools cleaning contract with Ramos Cleaning Services terminated following allegations of non-compliance.
ISS Australia retains cleaning contract with South Australia’s Flinders University for an additional three years.
Hundreds of school cleaners working in Victorian state schools are being paid below award wages, with one cleaner being paid just $2.63 per hour cash in hand for her first week of work.
Acquisition includes a number of new multi-year healthcare laundry contracts, including an initial 10-year contract with Cabrini Hospital.
Cleaning service provider Guardian Property Services has reportedly agreed to back pay five cleaners allegedly owed more than $150,000.
The Health Services Union is currently in the process of launching legal proceedings against the company, which allegedly underpaid one cleaner more than $70,000.
Canberra-based cleaning company, which was contracted to clean 10 public schools in the ACT, has been found guilty of Fair Work Act breaches for underpayments.
ISSA joins forces with the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) to form ISSA Canada.
United Voice has asked the Fair Work Commission to immediately conclude the penalty rates matter so it can appeal the decision in the Federal Court.
“The offer does not fully recognised the strength of Spotless’ core business and the strategic and financial value of Spotless to Downer.”