Firm CWU focus on redundancy mitigation at ISS

More upheavals are on the cards at ISS following a review of the Hygiene Focused Cleaning Service that was introduced across the BT Estate as part of the post-COVID return to the workplace.

Revealed by management to  52 impacted ISS employees at 17 sites yesterday morning (Thursday), the move follows last month’s bombshell that a wider review of BT Estate cleaning activities – triggered by BT’s ongoing ‘Better Workplace’ site rationalisation programme – had placed 127 Static Housekeepers ‘at risk’ at 42 different locations. (See story here)

In both instances, ISS have been proactive in providing full visibility of possible alternative roles – not just on the BT contract but also on other contracts it holds in different localities. The company has also agreed to seriously consider any reasonable counter-proposals that would mitigate against redundancies and to try to identify suitable alternative work for ‘at risk’ staff wherever possible.

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