New contract cleaning ERO rates of pay to come into effect

Gemma O'Connor - Services and Operations Manager

March 24 2023

First published: March 16th, 2022
Last updated: March 24th, 2023

Minimum wage rates in the Contract Cleaning Sector

The Employment Regulation (Amendment) Order (Contract Cleaning Joint Labour Committee) 2022 came into effect on 1 April 2022.

This Employment Regulation Order (ERO) fixes the statutory minimum rates of pay and other conditions of employment for workers employed in the contract cleaning industry.

Contract cleaning minimum rates of pay

This ERO replaced an ERO that was signed in 2020 for the Contract Cleaning Sector.

From 1 April 2023, the basic minimum rates of pay for workers in the contract cleaning sector are:

Age Hourly Rate of pay
Under 18 €8.09
18 years old €9.24
19 years old €10.40
20 years old + €11.90

Another increase to €12.30 per hour (20 years old +) will apply from 1 April 2024.

Conditions of employment

The ERO also specifies certain minimum conditions of employment in relation to overtime, uniforms, payslips, annual leave, sick leave and a range of other statutory employee benefits.

It is vital for employers in this sector to be familiar with the ERO and to comply with the minimum rates of pay and other employment conditions set out in the ERO.

Need help with minimum wage and minimum rates of pay?

There are various minimum pay rates, not just the national minimum wage and depending on what sector your business operates in, you might have specific obligations to your employees.

To find out more, speak with one of our HR experts on 1800 719 216 to ensure you’re fully compliant.

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