International Cleaners’ Day Breakfast


Striking cleaners hosted a breakfast for the public on Monday on the Parliament House lawns in Canberra.

Parliament House cleaners have not had a pay increase for 3 years and voted unanimously to hold a 24 hour strike.

United Voice national president, Jo-anne Schofield, said that cleaners of Commonwealth buildings had had their annual pay cut by an average $6,837 a year, as a direct result of the Abbott government’s removal of the Cleaning Services Guidelines.

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