Over 100 cleaning staff at Hackney Council have been brought back in-house, as part of the Council’s commitment to bringing more services back under direct Council control. 

As of 1 January 2021, staff working at over 110 council buildings, including the main campus on Mare Street, offices around the borough, libraries and concierge offices on estates, are directly employed by the Council. 

Residents will also be able to see the difference – with staff now wearing new council uniforms and personal protective equipment following their transfer into the Council’s Environmental Services team, which also delivers street cleansing, refuse collection, recycling and other waste services. 

Insourcing Council services wherever possible is a key part of the Council’s work to deliver high quality services that represent value for money for local taxpayers and rebuild a fairer local economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – ensuring that fair pay, good employment opportunities and workers’ rights are protected in the borough’s economic recovery.

This follows last year’s decision to bring parking enforcement officers back in-house, the insourcing of the Council’s fleet maintenance service, the expansion of existing in-house provision in areas like housing and highways maintenance, and the Council’s commitment to pay a London Living Wage to all staff – as well as encouraging the borough’s businesses to do the same.

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