A cleaning company in a major city in China is reportedly paying cleaners a staggering $200,000 for doing the dirty work.
The New York Post reported on Monday that cleaning service Dabiao Group is paying cleaners to scrub windows at hotels and apartment buildings to clean the surfaces for cleaning products.
The company is allegedly paying cleaners up to $300 a day, with the workers getting $20,000 to $30,000 each month for the job.
It’s unclear what cleaning services are being offered.
Dabialog was founded in 2014 and has offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
The Post reports that cleaners will often clean windows on top of the bed, while others will scrub the outside of the room to clean floors.
It also says the company makes money by charging clients for “bounty” cleaning services, which allow customers to claim cleaning products at an agreed rate.
The cleaners are paid up to about $200 a day for the scrubbing, according to the report.
According to a report from the National Labor Bulletin, the cleaners at Dabiai were “forced to work in harsh conditions, without overtime pay or compensation.”
The report added that some cleaners were also paid up front, meaning they received the money in the form of tips before the cleaning process.
In April, the company paid its cleaners $50,000 and then raised its pay to $100,000, but the workers’ pay dropped significantly after the company decided to cut corners on the wages.
The workers also faced allegations that they were not given proper medical care, the report said.
DABIAI said it has no plans to reduce the amount of compensation the cleaners receive.
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