Coming Clean: Procurement and Contract Practices in Commercial Cleaning

D. Grimshaw, J. Cartwright, A. Keizer, Jill Rubery

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Abstract

Using a novel analytical framework for understanding how procurement shapesemployment, this report presents the results of six case studies of outsourcedcleaning services and draws out key implications for improving policy and practice.Each case study is reported in the form of a narrative that highlights the specificcharacteristics of procurement practices and employment conditions. In addition, key thematic issues are explored by comparing the results across the six cases. The themes consider pay, working time, skill and job design, integration and employment insecurity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherEquality and Human Rights Commission
Number of pages136
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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NameEqualities and Human Rights Commission
PublisherEHRC

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