The NSW government is opening the contract tender for school cleaning – and there’s no jobs guarantee, no hours guarantee and no protections around sub-contracting.
In plain terms, without a jobs guarantee, 7000 cleaners across NSW could lose our jobs in a year – then be forced to re-apply for our old jobs with reduced pay and leave.
Cleaners shouldn’t be punished for the government awarding the contract to a different company - we need job security, a guarantee of hours, portability of sick leave and fair pay for our work.
Our communities rely on School Cleaners to keep schools clean and safe - we need jobs we can count on.
Cleaners across the state are coming together to stop these changes.