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Cleaners' rights

Our work to highlight issues in the cleaning sector and raise the profile of cleaners in the workplace


In 2015 we launched an industry-backed campaign to improve working conditions in the commercial cleaning sector and to improve understanding of workplace rights by cleaning operatives and their managers.

Our guidance and resources are available to download.

Cleaning taskforce

The Commission set up an industry-led action group, formed to improve working conditions for cleaning operatives across the sector. The taskforce was chaired by Commissioner Caroline Waters and came to a close in March 2017.

Anne's Journey

Anne Bradley tells her story of the journey from a cleaner to managing a highly successful cleaning training company.

Last updated: 19 Feb 2019