As part of cost-cutting measures in the current economic climate we have taken the decision to cancel our cleaning contract which has a 3 months notice period.
All office staff will be responsible for emptying their rubbish bins / polishing furniture etc. with vaccumning and toilet cleaning being carried out by a small group of our factory workers as alternative duties (they are already on short-time and we still have slack within the workforce).
The cleaning company have advised that unless alternative work can be found for their cleaners during the notice period, they will be transferred to our books.
Is this correct as we are not taking out a new contract for cleaning?

Sarah Toye