Contract Cleaners Allegedly Had to ‘Buy Leave’

A contract cleaning company has hit the headlines amidst allegations that non-white cleaners had to hand over ‘gifts’ to their managers so that they could take leave from the Great Western hospital in Swindon. The company against whom the allegations were made has reported that the main manager responsible no longer works for the company and those workers who had given gifts are now facing disciplinaries because they gave gifts to receive benefits.

This type of press can be difficult for clients seeking out reputable contract cleaners, as well as damaging for contract cleaning as a whole. However, companies such as Procare work very hard to promote a positive image for the sector.

A number of Procare contractors have been associated with the company for over 15 years and all new contractors are interviewed before they can work with Procare. In addition CRB checks can be arranged for on-site staff if required.

Procare cleaners put up a Performance Bond before working on any contracts. This means that they have a financial incentive to provide a secure and professional service. In this way they form long term trusted relationships with their customers and with Procare which means their business is stable and prosperous.