Over a hundred Hackney council cleaning staff brought back in-house
- Credit: Hackney Council
More than 100 cleaning staff have been brought back in-house at Hackney Council.
This move is part of a commitment to bring more services back under direct council control.
The cleaning staff working at over 110 council buildings have also been given brand new uniforms and personal protective equipment following the transfer onto the council's Environmental Services team.
Deputy mayor of Hackney, Cllr Rebecca Rennison, said cleaning was just the latest service to be brought back in-house: "I am delighted for our cleaners, many of whom have been at the council for years, who will now officially become part of the council, and benefit from improved terms and conditions."
Last year, parking enforcement officers and housing and highways maintenance workers were brought back in-house, and the council committed to paying all its staff a London Living Wage.