For a long time the association has been part of the Western Australian cleaning industry landscape. In fact it has been 45 years since its inception as the Master Cleaners Guild in 1969.
In 2004 the association affiliated itself with the national body and became known as the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia Inc. – WA Division or BSCAA WA. Being part of the national organisation has given Western Australia a voice on national issues and has enabled us to achieve outcomes in relation to the modern award and in particular the transitional rates for WA.
But despite the trend towards nationalisation, the Western Australian Cleaning Industry remains unique. We do not have an infinite supply of labour, our contracts are dispersed amongst 2.5 million squared kilometers and we have a genuine interest in the ethical sustainability of our industry.
Our members undertake 85% of all commercial cleaning done in Western Australia, employing approximately 25,000 people and the size of their businesses range from small family operations to large multi-national organisations.
In 2010, the Executive identified the need to do something different, our voice in the local industry was not as loud as it had been previously and the industry was being overlooked in some areas as a result.
Through its strategic plan, the members adopted to co-brand itself with the name ‘Cleaning Council WA’ and to carry the tagline: ‘Local Focus – National Strength’. This name was chosen because it embraces all parties involved in the Western Australian Cleaning Industry. This includes contractors, suppliers, government agencies, trainers, facility managers and the list goes on.