See the true value

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is running a campaign to raise the profile of cleaners in the workplace.

The ‘see the true value’ campaign aims to improve workers understanding of their rights and encourage respectful treatment of cleaning staff.

The campaign is supported by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS). Cleaning Services at the university have been a member of BICS for over 30 years and have an accredited training centre in the Boyd Orr Building.

The university supports its cleaning staff in many ways such as by providing training opportunities in which they can achieve a recognised professional qualification in their role and by paying the Living Wage.

Cleaning Operative David Fletcher said: "This is a very significant campaign for cleaners to be treated with dignity and respect.”

Karen Morton, Head of Residential and Cleaning Services said: “As a member of BICS, Cleaning Services is supportive of this campaign. The campus could not function without the hard work of all our cleaning operatives and we are committed to protecting the dignity of all staff.”

For more information about the campaign visit Equality and Human Rights Commission.   

See the campaign poster

First published: 7 December 2015