"Toilets so dirty that children endure the discomfort of holding on rather than using the amenities. Overflowing rubbish bins. Filthy and clogged drinking fountains. Classrooms with mud on the floor." - The Age, 2 August 2018.
School cleaning and maintenance were privatised under Jeff Kennett as part of his attack on public schools. It's time to end the outsourcing and underfunding of this essential service. It's failed our kids, teachers and the workers in the industry.