Cleaners: United Voice Clean Start campaign
I wish to congratulate the organisers of yesterday’s United Voice National Day
of Action rally, which highlighted the poor working conditions of shopping
centre cleaners. Cleaning is an essential job that many of us take for granted.
We expect the environment we shop or work in to be kept hygienic and clean.
However, it is amongst our lowest paid workers who do this much-needed work.
In November last year I met with cleaners from Epping Plaza in
my electorate, and they gave me firsthand accounts of their meagre working
conditions. I support United Voice’s Clean Start campaign for a livable wage,
job security and a fair and safe workload for Australia’s shopping centre
cleaners working for Spotless, one of Australia’s biggest retail cleaners.