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CSSA defends cleaning industry's record on the London living wage
The Cleaning & Support Services Association has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper which calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.
Outlining the CSSA's longstanding commitment to supporting the living wage, Chief Executive Andrew Large cites his organisation's strong relationship with Living Wage founders London Citizens and details the efforts made by the cleaning industry to support better pay and conditions for cleaners.
Andrew states that all parties - client, contractor and employee - need to work together to deliver the value and benefits of higher wages over time for the policy to be financially sustainable.
Responding to criticism that the cleaning industry has been making slow progress on the issue of pay for workers, he cites progress made by the 100 businesses in London that have been accredited as living wage employers in the past 10 years. His article also reacts to claims of widespread illegal practice within the industry, and restates the CSSA's position that adherence to employment law as an absolute minimum requirement for all its members.
The article: www.guardian.co.uk appeared on page 28 of the Guardian newspaper on Wednesday 8th August 2012.
The Cleaning and Support Services Association is the UK trade association for the contract cleaning sector. Founded in 1967, it represents businesses that account for 70% of the turnover in the UK contract cleaning sector and employ approximately 275,000 staff.
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16th August 2012