I’ve long thought the worst job in the world would be to be a cleaner. It’s a physically demanding and sometimes disgusting job, you get little respect, the hours are unsociable and to top it off you get crap pay. For all these reasons, “cleaners have marched through Civic, demanding better pay and conditions” as reported by the ABC.
Now I feel for cleaners, it’s a job I wouldn’t do for the world. However it’s a low skill job and they get paid what the market dictates. I certainly wouldn’t pay someone a fortune to clean my home when I could do the job myself. And with cleaning contractors in competition for the lowest tendor, it’s no surprise the workers feel underpaid.