Almost $1 million bonus for cleaners

Cleaning company Cleaning Express has set aside that amount to reward its cleaners and other staff as appreciation for their hard work and sacrifice during the pandemic

CEO of Cleaning Express Abdul Aziz Yusof (above, in white) with his workers Peter Tan and Jamilah Esaha. He says his front-line staff faced a heavier work load during the pandemic. Mr Tan and Ms Jamilah, as well as landscape technician Manikandan Sen
CEO of Cleaning Express Abdul Aziz Yusof (above, in white) with his workers Peter Tan and Jamilah Esaha. He says his front-line staff faced a heavier work load during the pandemic. Mr Tan and Ms Jamilah, as well as landscape technician Manikandan Senkottaiyan, are among those who have received the special bonus. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
CEO of Cleaning Express Abdul Aziz Yusof (above, in white) with his workers Peter Tan and Jamilah Esaha. He says his front-line staff faced a heavier work load during the pandemic. Mr Tan and Ms Jamilah, as well as landscape technician Manikandan Sen
CEO of Cleaning Express Abdul Aziz Yusof with his workers Peter Tan and Jamilah Esaha. He says his front-line staff faced a heavier work load during the pandemic. Mr Tan and Ms Jamilah, as well as landscape technician Manikandan Senkottaiyan (above), are among those who have received the special bonus. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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One cleaning firm is handing out a special pandemic bonus of close to $1 million to its cleaners and other employees.

Mr Abdul Aziz Yusof, chief executive of Cleaning Express (Atalian Global Services Singapore), says: "During Covid-19, there was a crisis of manpower and resources, but our workers were motivated. This bonus is to show our appreciation for their contributions and sacrifices."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 16, 2021, with the headline Almost $1 million bonus for cleaners. Subscribe