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Nov 16

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Laura Murphy

Pay Rise for Contract Cleaners

Hourly pay rates for contract cleaners will increase from mid-December to €10.05. Scheduled increases have also been agreed for 2017 and 2018.

  • 1 December 2017 - €10.40
  • 1 December 2018 - €10.80

The increase comes following changes to the Contract Cleaning Employment Regulation Order (ERO) and were signed by Pat Breen, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on 27 October 2016.

Other significant changes to the ERO include:


All charges for uniforms shall cease, with the exception of new employees who will be charged a once-off fee of €15. If an employee leaves within the first six months, a deduction of €10 can be made by the employer from any outstanding wages. Each employer is to have a procedure on uniforms which will cover the issue of replacement items and return of uniforms when leaving employment.


Other than in exceptional circumstances completed rosters will be issued and made available to employees a minimum of 3 days in advance of commencement.

Payment of Wages

Each company shall have an operational procedure in place for dealing with wage shortages and overpayments which should be communicated to employees and unions if applicable.

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