Private and agency cleaners have no recognised health and safety training, or correct insurance. Should our industry be concerned about this?

Every job has its risks, and home cleaning is no different. Where the divergence comes is in the form of the industry workers themselves, and what risks those working alone or as agency contractors are running on a regular basis.

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Elite, Skilled Workers Deserve Respect

We are not ‘just cleaners’ – we are skilled, hard-working housekeepers!”

One of the things we find so frustrating at Email Mum is the stigma that some people seem to attach to domestic house cleaning as a job. Why this is, we are not quite sure. Maybe the cleaning industry has to take some responsibility for this attitude. In particular, some contract cleaning companies, who seem to treat their staff with a total lack of respect, relying on hostile management practices, poor pay and conditions and a high turnover of staff to keep their services going. This leads to a general view of the industry as one where only lesser skilled, low paid individuals need apply.

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