The building cleaners are also feeling the corona crisis strongly. The head of Building Cleaning Services called all those who share the trade to go on cleaning intervals for reopened schools. For now, the cleaning business will have to be inventive.
Where there is no work, there is no cleaning – it’s that simple. The Building Cleaning Trade felt the impact of the corona crisis. It’s a domino effect as economists say. Many cleaning companies have to find new jobs and contract partners.
To this date, companies are seriously asking for help from the government. Their main concern is to provide better compensation and protection for their employees.
Building Cleaners Companies Go Creative
Until then, many companies wait – or they get creative. Until the corona virus is eliminated, many companies will have to find a way to keep their companies a float. It’s a challenge especially for building cleaners who have to fight their way through the virus, risking their lives to earn a living.
According to industry experts, the short-time work allowance introduced by the federal government and the deferral of social security contributions only help occasionally. Building and office cleaning companies can apply for short-time work allowance for their employees but to this point many company owners said they still have no answer or received anything for the benefit of their workers. Building cleaners are often left behind because they work in the low-wage sector . The help often does not reach the employees.
How long can the companies hold out? According to the industry association, only the time factor is decisive. Many employees are already on short-time work. Over a short distance, a lockdown can be economically overcome, but if the economic standstill turns into a marathon, then it becomes difficult.
Recognition for the building cleaning trade increased
But there is one ray of hope: recognition is increasing, emphasizes the industry association and refers to a self-initiated survey by the opinion research institute Forsa. According to this, 96 percent of citizens consider the work of building cleaners to be very important or important. And one in four thinks it is more important than before the crisis.