Buffet lunches, goodie bags and a trip to the Singapore Flyer are some of the ways organisations will show their appreciation for cleaners this month.

More than 100 organisations will honour over 5,000 cleaners in the labour movement's I Care For My Cleaners campaign.

The campaign kicked off yesterday at the NTUC Foodfare foodcourt in AMK Hub.

There, labour movement leaders, such as National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) secretary-general Lim Swee Say, donned aprons to serve dinner to about 60 cleaners.

Mr Lim also gave a speech in which he thanked cleaners for contributing to a beautiful Singapore, and listed the ways in which NTUC is helping to raise their wages.

Said cleaner Ng Peng Hock, 52, in Mandarin: "It was great that he (Mr Lim) was encouraging us. This is a recognition of the importance of us cleaners."

The cleaners were also serenaded in several languages and dialects by a guitarist duo, and received goodie bags and vouchers.

While NTUC has held similar events to honour cleaners in past years, this year's effort is larger and involves more organisations, said a spokesman. The campaign has its roots in the annual International Cleaners Day, celebrated worldwide on June 15.

The organisations participating this year include labour movement social enterprises, unionised companies and town councils.

For instance, NTUC's recreational arm NTUC Club is holding an award presentation and lunch for about 70 cleaners, who will also receive tickets to the Wild Wild Wet water park and a performance by international band Recycled Percussion.

CapitaLand Group will hold a buffet not just for cleaners, but also security guards, and reward good performers with vouchers for use at the group's shopping malls.

Tampines Town Council is taking cleaners to the Singapore Flyer - as well as giving them a day off on June 16.