17 05 06
AMP buildings need a Clean Start Cleaners call for action as AMP holds AGM
The people who clean buildings owned by the AMP are sick of being ignored - tomorrow in ten cities across Australia and New Zealand they will make sure their voices are heard.
AMP - the biggest property owner in Australia and New Zealand - needs to take responsibility for the standard of cleaning done in their buildings and the need for cleaners to earn enough to support their families, Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota, National Secretary, John Ryall, said today.
In Sydney cleaners and their supporters will be outside the AMP AGM for shareholders. But cleaners will also be outside some of the most prominent buildings in cities across Australia and New Zealand - the AMP owned CBD office blocks in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Auckland and Wellington.
“Cleaners already suffer below poverty level incomes. Their work rates have been rising for the last ten years and our cleaners now clean three times the floor area cleaned by American workers. We just can’t earn enough to live and we don’t have time to do a decent job,” said Auckland cleaner Api Ielemia.
It’s time for AMP to adopt the Clean Start principles and introduce a fair deal to the property industry.
Support the Clean Start petition and help us fight for better standards of office cleaning and good jobs for cleaners.