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  • 18 Apr 2018 7:37 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    Tate Modern’s current exhibition, “Picasso—Love, Fame, Tragedy,” which received major funding from the London-based investment firm of Ernst & Young (EY), is being protested by janitorial workers, writes Alec Evans of the Art Newspaper. Members of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) held up signs and distributed fliers outside the museum on April 14 to “make people aware of how these low paid migrant workers are being treated,” said a representative from the IWGB. 

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  • 17 Apr 2018 12:38 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Find Your Local Certified Green Cleaning Service Here

    Clean Homes. Clean Earth. Green cleaning, or cleaning with products made from environmentally friendly ingredients designed to preserve health and environmental quality, is becoming increasingly important to homeowners across North America and Canada

  • 16 Apr 2018 3:09 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Keeping pets safe during spring cleaning season

    Many homeowners are getting started with their spring cleaning and home improvement projects, and it's important during this time of year for pet parents to keep some safety tips in mind for the furry friends!

    Megan Yaffe, Community Programs Manager for the Providence Animal Rescue League, stopped by "The Rhode Show" on Monday morning to share the following tips and reminders:

    1. Household Cleaning Products

    Most people automatically associate spring cleaning with the use of household cleaning products. But before you take out that shining floor cleaner, be sure to read the label very carefully as you do not want to hurt your pet. Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets....

    More at source: WPRI

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  • 13 Apr 2018 10:51 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Airport 13.5 Million Dollar Contract Under Janitorial Contract Set to Go to Firm With Recent Complaints Union Warns  - Airport - St. Louis is poised to award a janitorial services contract for St. Louis Lambert International Airport to a firm that in recent years has drawn attention from both the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board, records show. Centaur Building Services, a St. Louis company recently acquired by Paris-based Atalian, submitted the lowest bid to the airport's request in January 2018. At $13.5 million,


    its bid was about $500,000 lower than its closest competitor. The city's Airport Commission is likely to approve the contract at its meeting May 2.

    More at source: Riverfront Times

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  • 12 Apr 2018 12:38 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Chicago Public School principals say schools remain ‘filthy’ under $340 million dollar janitorial contracts. 

    A year after Chicago Public School hired private companies to clean schools, many principals remain completely unsatisfied with the work, saying the benefits of the $340 million contracts have yet to materialize. 

    At least 260 of 522 principals of district-run schools answered surveys by the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, and 200 of them said that their schools were not cleaner than before Aramark and SodexoMagic took over janitorial services. More than 200 also said the contracted services did not free them up to spend more time on instructional issues as promised, according to the survey. 

    More at source: Chicago Sun Times

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  • 10 Apr 2018 9:16 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

     Why would you ever use dangerous cleaning chemicals? 

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  • 09 Apr 2018 12:08 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Oxnard cleaning service owner pleads guilty to workers' compensation fraud - 

    An Oxnard business owner pleaded guilty Friday to four felony insurance code violations related to workers’ compensation payments, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

    Prosecutors said Victor Vega, 52, made fraudulent statements to reduce the cost of workers’ compensation insurance for his company Vega’s Cleaning Service. He also admitted special allegations that the crimes involved the taking of more than $200,000. 

    Vega will be sentenced at 9 a.m. June 5 in Ventura Superior Court. He faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison and could be ordered to pay up to $428,867 in restitution.

    More at source: VCStar

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