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First batch of cleaning companies to get licences in May

Published on Apr 25, 2014 11:36 AM

The first batch of cleaning firms will get licences to operate in May.

All cleaning companies need to be licensed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) before September 1 to stay in the business.

A key requirement of the licence is to use a "progressive wage model" to help workers earn higher pay through training.

National Environment Agency deputy chief executive Khoo Seow Poh said at a press conference on Friday that since April, around 70 cleaning companies have submitted applications for licences.

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