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BCC responds to viral news, regarding note from cleaner about ill-treatment
You may have seen the story in the news recently about the cleaning worker's resignation note that went viral. The BBC covered the story at: www.bbc.co.uk The British Cleaning Council’s chairman Paul Thrupp has released a statement about the story, as follows:
"We were disappointed to hear that this industry colleague had allegedly been shown so little respect in her workplace. On behalf of the BCC, I have written to this lady's family so that we can highlight her great work and thank her on behalf of the cleaning & hygiene industry.
"Everybody is entitled to respect at work and that includes cleaning staff, whose essential role has never been more important than it is now. Throughout the pandemic, many cleaning and hygiene personnel have continued to go to work, putting themselves at risk to protect the health and wellbeing of others, and our industry will continue to play a vital role as the UK recovers from Covid-19.
"I'm pleased to say that there is much more recognition of our sector's contribution now than ever before and the days of cleaning operatives being 'invisible' are behind us."
13th May 2021