Most read stories of 2019

INCLEAN's top 10 most read stories of the year.

1 Cleaning companies penalised $55,000

Two Timaru cleaning businesses and their owners were penalised $55,000 for treating permanent staff as casuals following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

2 Consultation on cleaning qualification review commences

Industry training organisation Careerforce encouraged stakeholders to provide feedback on the cleaning qualifications as part of the New Zealand Qualification Authority’s (NZQA) requirement for the regular review of all qualifications.

3 MBIE ‘names and shames’ dodgy employers

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released a report naming and shaming employers who have breached minimum employment standards and exploited workers.

4 Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits.

5 ARA Group acquires NEDA Facilities Services

The ARA Group acquired Auckland-based building services business NEDA Facilities Services (NEDA).

NEDA Team Members in Auckland. Image credit: ARA Group

6 Auckland cleaning company fined for underpaying staff

Auckland-based New Zealand Clean Master and its company director were ordered to pay more than $123,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for underpaying staff.

7 ISS wins Capital and Coast District Health Board contract

ISS Facility Services won its largest contract in New Zealand since entering the marketplace in 2005, with Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB).

Millennium Services Group appoints CEO

Millennium Services Group appointed Darren Boyd as the company’s new CEO.

9 OCS ANZ releases sustainability report

OCS published its first integrated sustainability review, covering both of its Australian and New Zealand operations.

10 Kärcher opens Oceania headquarters

Kärcher opened a purpose-built center at its new Oceania headquarters in Victoria, housing the first Kärcher Academy training facility for Australia and New Zealand.

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