FIRSTLY, I would like to wish everyone who does cleaning for a living a happy new year.

For some there was little time off over the festive period as they had to be back at work clearing up after the parties etc.

These are the people who get very little acknowledgement for the work they do.

In a workplace, equality is the buzz word, but mostly the cleaning staff seem to get excluded and very often not treated as part of the team.

Unfortunately, the staff that the public see are the ones rewarded.

Cleaners behind the scenes get very little thanks and recognition.