Cleaning provision is now in-house at Goldsmiths, University of London, with some 95 cleaners transferring from a third-party employer to direct employment by the College on 1 May 2019.
Making the cleaners employees of Goldsmiths, based in Estates and Facilities, gives them better employment terms and conditions in line with equivalent staff employed by the College.
It also provides wider training and development opportunities, with the College developing a range of support to help the new employees further their skills and experience.
Bringing workers in-house was a complex process which saw all stakeholders including the College and UNISON, the cleaners’ recognised trade union, following statutory employee legislation.
Because of these complexities, and the level of interest in bringing these cleaners in-house shown by students, staff and external stakeholders, this page is intended to provide factual information about the steps which were undertaken to bring the cleaners in-house.
Having completed the transfer, the College is now focused on ensuring the cleaners settle in to life as direct employees of Goldsmiths. Updates and information on this part of the in-housing project will be posted on this page.
Page last updated 5 July 2019