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MoJ outsourced service workers set to strike over pay

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is expected to be forced to close for the duration of a 48 hour strike by security guards, cleaners and receptionists between 21-23 January organised by the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW). ...

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A Training Revolution – Cleaner Engagement Through Training 

This year UhUb launched into the market place with a new training solution. Created due to companies constantly alluding to training that isn’t there, and understanding that training a few managers, paying a fee, and claiming that you train to ...

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Unsung heroes

Cleaning projects are undervalued, argues Julian Fris, Director at FM Consultancy Neller Davies, but recognising the importance of presenting a clean, well maintained facility should not be overlooked Cleaning is an under-valued profession but an extremely important component of every ...

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Incentive QAS pays Living Wage on City & Guilds contract

Incentive QAS has introduced the London Living Wage to employees delivering a range of cleaning services to skills development organisation, the City & Guilds Group. The specialist cleaning arm of independent facilities management company Incentive FM Group is nine months into a three-year contract ...

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Cleanin’ up attitudes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently launched The Cleaning Taskforce. Supported by industry bodies like the British Cleaning Council and a multitude of firms, including Servest, the taskforce aims to: • Promote employers’ compliance with employment law and ...

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Survey examines how office workers interact with cleaners

A Europe-wide move towards daytime cleaning is resulting in office workers and cleaning staff having to work closer together than ever before. But how comfortable is this situation for office staff?  Tork manufacturer SCA aimed to discover the answer to ...

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Natural light tops survey as ‘must-have’ for a productive workforce

Nearly half of UK office workers believe natural light is key to boosting productivity while 34% claim clutter free office spaces have the same effect, new research reveals. Furthermore, according to research* from 14forty, the integrated facilities management business from ...

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Labour leader pays ISS employees at KPMG a well-earned visit

It was an evening shift with a difference for the ISS cleaning operatives at KPMG’s Bristol office when the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, paid an out of hours visit to meet them to discuss the Living Wage. ...

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G4S and Mitie use “undertrained guards” to break strike says PCS

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has suggested that security firms G4S and MITIE may have used “undertrained guards” in courts yesterday to break a strike, which was taking place over wages. The union said it had heard reports of: G4S drafting in ...

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Outgoing AHCP chief calls for national qualifications for cleaners in NHS Hospitals

Concerns about the fact that currently, no vocational qualifications are required to work as a cleaner in the NHS and many hospital cleaners start work with little knowledge or understanding of the complex processes involved, have promted the Association of ...

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