Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, has approved an Employment Regulation Order for the Contract Cleaning Industry, which provides for a pay increase for the Sector.

The Order, which will become effective from the 1st of April 2022, provides for the new minimum hourly rate of €11.55, with further increases to €11.90 per hour from the 1st of April 2023 and €12.30 per hour from the 1st of April 2024.

The three increases will be applied to the current €11.20 per hour single minimum rate for the industry, and the cumulative percentage increase amounts to 9.8% over three years.

This ERO proposal will replace an ERO that was signed in 2020 for the Contract Cleaning Sector.