Housekeepers are suffering a shortage of cash as demand from tourists and the growing number of housekeeping jobs is causing a huge supply of spare cash to run out, according to a Sydney housekeeping supervisor.
The shortage of spare money is creating an incentive for housekeepers to work long hours, Mr Daniel Nevin said.
“There’s a big demand for housekeeping and a big supply of people want to work that, but they don’t have the money to do it,” Mr Nevin told the ABC.
“It’s causing a big problem.”
Mr Nevins advice comes as housekeeping in Sydney has become increasingly busy with holidaymakers.
The city’s housekeeping union said housekeeping had a hard time getting the extra money it needed for holiday costs, such as fuel and accommodation.
Mr Nievins advice also comes as the number of overseas workers in Australia increased to 664,000 last year, a record high.
It is the second-highest number of international workers after New Zealand.
Mr Zohra Zaman said it was an issue that was not going away, and would only get worse.
“The shortage of funds is going to continue, and the longer it goes on, the bigger the pressure will be,” he said.
Mr Mardan said the issue was not unique to Sydney.
“I’m very much aware of it in other places and I think it’s an issue across the country,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We are a small city, and we’re facing the same thing in the same way.”
‘Huge supply’ of spare funds The shortage in housekeeping funding has also been felt in other parts of the country.
It has led to an increase in the number and amount of foreign workers coming to Australia, with overseas housekeepers accounting for almost half of all temporary workers coming for work, according the Australian Council of Social Service.
In 2016, Australia’s immigration minister said it would take a minimum of six months to secure enough spare money for all of the people coming to the country to stay for at least six months.
The new guidelines also require the Australian Human Services Commission to set aside an additional $50 million for housekeeper training and retraining, with the money coming from the Immigration Minister’s Office.
Mr Smith said it meant the Australian government would have to work to meet its funding needs.
“Our funding is going through the roof and there’s nowhere for it to go,” he added.
Mr Cairns said it took the extra funds to meet the needs of housekeepers, with staff shortages resulting in staff being overworked.
“A lot of housekeeper jobs have been taken away because they’ve become a full-time job,” he explained.
“They’ve got to be full- time.
It’s not going to be like they’re just being paid to do the housekeeping.”
He said that was an unnecessary expense.
“Houses are being bought in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, and that’s where the money’s going to come from,” he continued.
Mr Cairs’ advice comes after a report by the Australian Housekeeping Association revealed that there was a shortfall of about $1.3 billion in the budget for house keeping. “
And the money is being spent overseas.”
Mr Cairs’ advice comes after a report by the Australian Housekeeping Association revealed that there was a shortfall of about $1.3 billion in the budget for house keeping.
Mr Tannen said that the shortfall was not just due to the shortage of staff, but also a lack of money for new housekeeping equipment.
“If we don’t get this funding, we’re going to have to put a lot of extra money into the housekeepers’ pockets,” he warned.
“So we’ll probably see more people going into the industry.”