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An important report was released yesterday by the UK’s Cleaning & Support Services Association. ‘Employment Growth... The Case for Cleaning’ could have lessons for more than just the UK though. Unemployment is a real issue in many countries and the CSSA’s report makes a good case for using employment in the sector to stimulate growth. It includes some sound advice.
For example, it challenges Government to make targeted investments in cleaning services in areas where they are so, so needed - such as the NHS, schools, care homes and transport networks. When one considers the costs of treating those with infections caused by poor cleaning and hygiene in these locations, as well as the cost to UK plc in lost working hours when employees are off sick (and the reduced taxable income that results), together with the costs of state-paid sickness benefit, just that point alone makes sound sense.
But there’s a lot more…
You can read more further down the page. Do make sure you click-through to the report itself – and once you’ve read it, do please let me know what you think of its contents. And if you’re one of our many thousands of readers from outside the UK, I’d love to know whether you identify with the issues highlighted by the report, or indeed if your government has taken some of the measures outlined as being a good way to encourage growth – and of course whether they’re working.
24th May 2012