Government introduces legislation for statewide portable long service leave scheme for contract cleaners and security guards.
Ten countries participated in the third annual Thank Your Cleaner Day.
The cleaners were underpaid for shift and toilet cleaning allowances.
The government overhaul of school cleaning contract procurement could spell the end for some small cleaning businesses.
Victorian government overhauls school cleaning contracts in an effort to combat dodgy contractors.
The move comes one month after Wellington City Council introduced a living wage for its workers, including cleaners.
Thousands of security guards and cleaners in Victoria could soon be able to take their long service leave from their current or previous job to the next ‘after a landmark inquiry found the proposal had merit’, reported The Sydney Morning Herald on 8 June 2016.
United Voice has succeeded in protecting cleaners rights following a decision to terminate agreements United Voice claims were signed by cleaners who didn’t understand English.
Unions say that conditions and pay are under threat for hundreds of school and hospital cleaners in Canberra as the government moves to an outside manager.