i-Clean Systems, a best practice benchmarking organisation has reported that despite the National Living Wage being introduced on the 1st April this year, some cleaning operatives are not being paid it.
Contractors are claiming that it’s simply down to a delay in their payroll systems, other’s have suggested that their clients have refused to fund the uplift in costs.
It’s disappointing to see cleaners being exploited by their employers and i-Clean are working hard to bring this to the attention of clients that may not be aware their cleaners are being short changed and treated unfairly.
This needs to be supported across the industry and there is an ever increasing need for clients to identify contractors who not only pay the statutory minimum but those that go above and beyond and who deliver a best-in-class service. We for one here at Unique Support Services wholly support i-Clean’s work in highlighting this area across the sector and hope other companies will follow suit.