Contract Cleaners Focus Of National Campaign

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Media Release





  21 Sept 2010



Contract cleaners focus of national campaign



The Fair Work Ombudsman will write to more than 15,000 contractors in a new

national campaign focussing on the cleaning industry.


Employers are being urged to positively embrace the campaign as an opportunity

to improve their understanding of and compliance with workplace laws.


Key stakeholders, including employer groups and unions, have been briefed and

new resources developed to assist the industry.


A

dedicated page for the contract cleaning industry can now be found at



Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says the objective is

to help employers understand recent changes to workplace laws, including the 

introduction of Modern Awards and minimum National Employment Standards.


The focus will be on businesses holding contracts to clean offices and commercial

buildings, residential homes, windows and various other types of property. 


Hygiene and pollution-control businesses will be included, but not laundries, dry

cleaners or retailers employing in-house cleaners.


The Fair Work Ombudsman conducts a number of proactive national campaigns

targeted at specific industries each year. 


Employers or employees seeking assistance should contact the Fair Work Infoline

on 13 13 94 or visit www.fairwork.gov.au For translations call 13 14 50.



Media inquiries: 


Ryan Pedler, Senior Media Adviser. (03) 9954 2561, 0411 430 902.

ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au






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