LHMU to take on a more appropriate United Voice moniker

A 23 November Sydney Morning Herald news report by Paul Bibby has revealed that the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), ‘the Cleaners Union’, will next March take on a more contemporary and appropriate name, United Voice. ‘One of Australia’s oldest unions, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union – with 120,000 workers from aged-care nurses […]

BSCAA WA adopts ‘Cleaning Council WA’ co-branding strategy

In what it describes as a strategic move, the Western Australian division of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia is to become known locally as the ‘Cleaning Council WA’. It was a decision supported unanimously by members present at a 16 November general meeting. “Cleaning Council WA will be used in conjunction with Building […]

BSCAA Queensland recognises outstanding executives and companies

AustralianSuper was the major sponsor of the 2010 BSCAA Queensland Excellence Awards presented at the annual awards dinner held recently in Brisbane. Sonja Thomas and David Fernandez were recognised as outstanding junior managers. BSCAA Queensland executive director Kathy Lynch said the winners exemplified the achievements and outstanding efforts of BSCAA members and their employees and […]

Passion for green technology sees Spick & Span enter equipment sector

A passion for sustainable cleaning practices has seen Nuwan Kumarasiri take the initiative on a number of green operational and marketing fronts that, in turn, have given our industry much needed kudos. The principal of Brisbane-based Spick & Span commercial property maintenance, he has made significant research and development technology investments that complement his cleaning […]

FWO’s spotlight on contract cleaning industry

Over the coming weeks, up to 15,000 contract cleaners throughout Australia will receive a letter from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Each year, the workplace regulator conducts at least four national campaigns targeting specific industries. After recently focusing on the hospitality, food services, road transport, hair and beauty, horticulture and retail sectors, the FWO is […]


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