Wednesday October 28, 2020

Irish Contract Cleaning Association calls for action on housing and work permits

11th March, 2018
At the launch of the ICCA Industry Awards, from left: Aine Murphy and Christine Galvin from Bunzl Cleaning and Safety Suppliers – lead sponsors of the Awards – with Shane Curran, Avril McCarthy and Deborah Barker, ICCA directors

An acute labour shortage, coupled with high recruitment and on-boarding costs are key challenges facing the contract cleaning industry, according to Avril McCarthy, general manager, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists.

McCarthy is a director and executive member of the Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA), the representative body for the professional commercial contract cleaning industry in Ireland.

Poor availability of affordable housing and restrictions in employing overseas staff are major stumbling blocks, she said. “At a time when...

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