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Industry celebrates Thank Your Cleaner day

Thank Your Cleaner Day has been celebrated around the world, with more than 20 countries taking part in the New Zealand-founded initiative.

Launched in 2015 by the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ), Thank Your Cleaner Day, supported by Kärcher, was held on Wednesday 17 October. The day aims to celebrate the role of professional cleaners.

Since its launch, the event has gained global attention, with Canada, US, UK, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia among some of the countries to have participated this year. This year in Australia around 15 companies took part, some with more than 3000 employees.

Sarah McBride, CEO of the BSCNZ, said the goal of the event had been achieved following numerous successful events across NZ and globally.

Air New Zealand, Westfield, Westpac, 2Degrees, Genesis Energy, Auckland Museum and Christchurch Airport were among some of the major organisations involved with this year’s event in New Zealand, hosting various events and activities including brunches and morning teas for cleaning staff.

George Stamas president of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) said many local members held celebratory functions.

“These events included special morning and afternoon teas where cleaners were recognised for the important role they play in the everyday running of  schools, hospitals, retail facilities and office buildings. BSCAA is proud of its members for taking the time to recognise their employees on Thank Your Cleaner Day.”

Karcher Australia’s Kellie Smith said Thank Your Cleaner day recognises the hard work cleaners do and lets them know they are valued and appreciated

“Every day, tens of thousands of skilled, hardworking cleaning staff are onsite to ensure business premises are ready to go for the next business day.

“Cleaners work day, night and weekends to keep your working and living environments clean, safe and hygienic, often outside of normal working hours. Thank Your Cleaner Day recognises the hard work cleaners do and lets them know they are valued and appreciated and we are so excited to be a part of this global initiative.”

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