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The Invisible Workforce: Findings Report - Education, Membership and training within the cleaning industry | BICSc

In September 2013 the Equality & Human Rights Commission launched a project to examine employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales. they wanted to understand how employers comply with their equality obligations in the work place and respect human rights. They focused on standardised, non-domestic cleaning in the office, health, retail, transport and leisure sectors as these are the four largest users of cleaning services. They published their findings in August 2014. To support the sector to respect all workplace rights their report contains recommendations for the key bodies in the sector.

The Commissions recommendations focus on the most significant findings, and address the need to improve working conditions for cleaning operatives, raise awareness of employment rights and establish more responsible procurement practices.

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