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BCC calls for all cleaners to be included in priority list for Coronavirus testing

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for all cleaners to be to be included in the expanded first wave of testing for Coronavirus for ‘essential workers’ announced last week. Last Thursday, the Government launched an online testing scheme which ...

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Lives of cleaners ‘put at risk’ due to lack of Coronavirus testing, says BCC

The lives of cleaners working on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus are potentially being put at risk because they are not automatically entitled to testing, according to the industry body for the sector. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) ...

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ISSA launches online course to help cleaners combat coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) international pandemic, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has launched the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course. This virtual seminar from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, is designed to empower cleaning ...

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Employers in critical industries urged to issue letters to cleaners as proof of critical and Key Worker status

Employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries have been urged to provide them with written proof that they should be treated as critical and Key Workers. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) made the call to help remove confusion over ...

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Parliament praises ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute in Parliament to the ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners during the Coronavirus crisis. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the supportive comments and is repeating its call for cleaners to be recognised ...

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Putting cleaners in the spotlight: Thank Your Cleaner Day

Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world yet is often undervalued by those who benefit from the service. Everyday tens of thousands of skilled, hardworking cleaning staff work around the clock to ensure working and living environments ...

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Cleanology research reveals real attitudes to rates of pay

Almost two-thirds of employees are concerned that cleaners should be paid fairly. According to research commissioned by London-based contract cleaning firm Cleanology, 63 per cent of staff care greatly about the rate of pay for cleaning operatives. However, only 39 ...

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OCS UK recognises staff as part of Thank Your Cleaner Day

For the first time, OCS UK is joining its colleagues in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate its cleaning staff on Thank Your Cleaner Day. Working in partnership with clients including NHS Trusts, British Airways and Mars Chocolate UK Ltd, OCS ...

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Cleaners get their day to shine

Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world yet is often undervalued by those who benefit from the service. Every day tens of thousands of skilled, hardworking cleaning staff are onsite to ensure premises, working and living ...

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