Brent Council's estate cleaning services transfer back in-house
Brent Council estate cleaning services officially brought back in-house at launch event
Brent did the right thing and we look forward to working with them in supporting our members, says GMB London
GMB have attended an event to launch the transfer of Brent Council’s estate cleaning services back in-house.
The event, held yesterday (16 September), comes after a cabinet meeting back in January announced the decision following a report which recommended tenants and leaseholders would have more control over the service if it was dealt with directly by Brent council.
Wettons Cleaning Services Limited had been responsible for cleaning housing estates across the borough, after being awarded the contract in 2009.
Krissy O’Hagan, GMB Regional Officer said:
“GMB are delighted that this service has returned to council control following our campaign.
“For years our members have had to put up with minimum wage and poor working conditions under this private contractor, they can now look forward to decent pay and working conditions.
“Brent did the right thing and we look forward to working with them in supporting our members.”
Contact: Krissy O’Hagan 0771 0631349 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114762