In June, United Workers Union launched a new campaign calling for improved working conditions and higher wages for cleaners.
The campaign, launched on International Justice Day for Cleaners (Monday, 15 June), was in response to a national survey conducted by the cleaners’ union, which had more than 530 cleaners take part.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a new standard for facility hygiene. As the world recovers, businesses need to protect staff and customers during and after reopening. In this article, Diversey’s Peter Teska examined the important differences between cleaning, sanitising, and disinfecting.
In May, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) published a list of disinfectant products included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) with specific claims against SARS-Cov-2 (COVID 19) or COVID-19 on the product label.
In July, former Spotless Group workers in Queensland and Western Australia won the right to be paid their redundancies after the Federal Court ruled against an appeal from the cleaning services giant.
In response to COVID-19 and the increased use of TGA registered disinfectants, Whiteley Corporation’s Mark McKenzie shared the key steps cleaning staff must follow to ensure surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
In July, cleaning companies were urged to review their processes, including infection control training and social distancing protocols, as COVID-19 cases in Victoria continued to rise.
The Fair Work Ombudsman commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Sydney-based cleaning services provider Green Clean (Aust) Pty Ltd, its sole director and manager.
The workplace regulator alleged Green Clean underpaid two casual workers, failed to provide payslips, and gave a Fair Work Inspector false or misleading documents.
In July, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued three infringement notices totaling $39,960 to Melbourne-based company, Italian Princess Coffee Brands Pty Ltd (trading as Zafe Zone), for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19.
In September, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued three infringement notices for $39,960 to Melbourne-based company, Yarra Valley Cleaning Co Pty Ltd, for the alleged unlawful advertising of a disinfectant product in relation to COVID-19.
In our most read story of the year, Bridget Gardner highlighted the importance of surface cleaning and how to choose the right disinfectants for coronavirus.
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