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Janitors allowed to keep city jobs even with outsourcing

15 Jan 2018 9:19 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

Floyd King (copy)Floyd King, a janitor at the South Waco Community Center, said the discussion of outsourcing janitorial services has caused anxiety.

The final proposal for outsourcing the city’s janitorial services will head to the Waco City Council on Tuesday with a big concession to current workers.

The council will vote on a two-year contract with UBM Enterprise Inc. to clean up to 30 buildings at a cost of up to $582,000 a year. The council meets at the Waco Convention Center’s Bosque Theatre, with a 3 p.m. work session and 6 p.m. business session.

But city officials said it may be years before the firm takes over all those buildings, because current janitors will be able to choose if they want to continue as city employees.

Several city janitors, backed by other Waco residents and a couple of council members, had objected that the outsourcing would strip them of benefits, especially retirement, creating an unexpected hardship.

More at source: Waco Trib

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