Strategies to Keep Schools Clean and Students Healthy

Although the first day of school represents a clean slate for students and their families, for facility managers, it’s about putting a plan in place to ensure that hallways, classrooms and restrooms stay pristine well beyond the first day of classes. In order to protect the health and academic performance of students, Cintas Corporation announced

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Glad Group fined- Underpaid Cleaners

Following an investigation and prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), national cleaning company Glad Group Pty Ltd has been fined $62,000 by the The Federal Magistrates Court for underpaying 31 Sydney cleaners, a number of them foreign workers. Federal Magistrate Sylvia Emmett handed down her decision after the company admitted underpaying the employees a total of $133,845

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The Scoop on Hand Sanitisers

When asked about the difference between soaps and sanitizers, one manufacturer commented that soap is designed to successfully remove dirt and soil from hands. When used properly, it will also remove germs. Sanitizers, on the other hand, will not remove dirt. This manufacturer said, “If soap is not available and someone who has visible dirt on

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QLD school cleaning won’t be outsourced says Education Minister

‘School cleaners fear their jobs may be outsourced after the Newman government  issued a new directive allowing it to waive job security rules in current public  sector pay agreements’ reports Daniel Hurst in a 1 August Sydney Morning Herald article. However, a spokeswoman for Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said he  would maintain the current agreement

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