Following the release of Sue Gray’s final investigation report into a number of alleged gatherings taking place at Downing Street during Covid restrictions, several industry leaders are said to be “appalled and upset” after the report found that during these illegal get togethers there were “multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff” in Number 10.
“In some parts of the cleaning industry, the demand for increased standards of hygiene during the pandemic has combined with severe staff shortages to drive many colleagues close to breaking point.
“The Prime Minister himself thanked cleaning staff in Parliament and now we are subjected to the contents of Sue Gray’s report. Which one are we to believe?
“What cleaning staff need is support and recognition from the Government, not to be treated with such arrogance or disrespect.
“In that respect, we wish to engage with the Government and actually see what the claim that steps have been taken really means in detail. We will be formally requesting a meeting to have such engagement and discussion.”
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