Cleaning Contractors Underpaid

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Woolworths & the AFL outsourcing of cleaning results in workers being underpaid.

An article on ABC News web site (Senators tear into Woolworths over its contract cleaners being 'systematically ripped off) suggests underpayment of sub-contracted cleaners at supermarket chains in Tasmania has been described as 'horrendous' by both Labour & Liberal senators at a hearing in Devonport.

A Fair Work Ombudsman's investigation into sub-contract cleaners in Tasmania looked at contracting arrangements for cleaners at all the state's 31 Woolworths stores, seven Coles stores and 17 IGA stores.

The Fair Work Ombudsman said there was "serious exploitation" of workers and "abysmal" record keeping.

A similar themed article was published on ABC News web site (MCG cleaners underpaid after AFL games in scheme exposed by Fair Work Ombudsman) states that 'Sham contracts were used to underpay MCG cleaners after AFL games".

The article suggests the MCG cleaners were paid flat rates of between $18 and $25 an hour to clean the stadium after games, when they should have been making up to $46 an hour for some shifts.

The impact as reported is that these workers can't afford food for their babies or afford their medication.

At Cee Bee, we think this is disgraceful behaviour.

All Cee Bee, all our cleaners & maintenance workers are employees. We do not use subcontractors. And our record of harmonious relations with workers is testament to the fact that we treat our workers with the respect they deserve.

And if you are a business using contract cleaners, should you perhaps check whether your cleaners are contractors or employees or consider using Cee Bee for your commercial cleaning?

It's unlikely Woolworths, Coles, IGA or the AFL or in fact any business would benefit from this sort of publicity.

Simply contact us via online form, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on (03) 9311 1949 & we can give you a free quote for our services.

About Cee Bee Cleaning

Cee Bee Group is an Australian company with senior management and operations staff who have extensive cleaning & grounds maintenance experience. Located in Victoria, Cee Bee has over 38 years of service in the cleaning industry and through positioning has organically grown into a multi-skilled company with client satisfaction as our main priority.