Employment Regulation Order for Contract Cleaners
A new Employmment Regulation Order (ERO) came into force in Ireland on October 1st 2015.
The Order applies to workers ” employed by undertakings engaged in whole or in part on the provision of cleaning and janitorial services in, or on the exterior of, establishments including hospitals, offices, shops, stores, factories, apartment buildings, hotels, airports and similar establishments.”
There are approximately 30,000 workers covered by the ERO
The new ERO on Contract Cleaning sets the rate of adult pay at €9.75 per hour to take effect from 1st October 2015. The ERO also sets an overtime rate for hours worked in excess of an average 44 hours per week at a rate of time and a half for the first four hours and double time thereafter; with Sunday overtime to be paid at the rate of double time for all hours worked.
The €9.75 hourly rate of pay will be 50c an hour higher than the new minimum adult wage of €9.15 that is due to be introduced here from January 2016 .
The ERO also sets out Conditions of Employment covering issues such as Annual Leave, Sick Pay, Maternity Leave and Disciplinary Procedures.