Lack of enthusiasm for daytime cleaning

22nd of November 2022 Article by Christian Bouzols
Lack of enthusiasm for daytime cleaning

Christian Bouzols in France explains that some commercial clients are not a fan of daytime cleaning.

Marie-Laure Léau runs a cleaning company, Segid, in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, a town situated near Caen in Normandy. Its more than 300 industrial cleaners of both sexes would ideally like to work during normal daytime hours and not to have to work at the crack of dawn or late at night. They see this as a priority, but ..

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Generating your own energy

14th of November 2022 Article by John Griep
Generating your own energy

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands reports on a meeting discussing climate and energy transition.

As a platform and knowledge institution for the professional cleaning sector, VSR organised an event on Climate and Energy Transition recently.

The urgency of the energy transition, which needs to take place on a massive scale, is finally dawning on most people. This is also true for Milan and Patrick van der Meulen, both b..

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Crime scene cleaning podcast in Germany

4th of November 2022 Article by Katja Scholz
Crime scene cleaning podcast in Germany

Katja Scholz reports on a podcast about crime scene cleaning being produced by BIV.

For well over 18 months now, the contract cleaning association BIV has been joining in the discussions - also in its ‘Glanzstück’ podcast – on politics and science, on skilled trades in particular or industry in general, on training, digitalisation, migration or..

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Inflation triggers wage increases

18th of October 2022 Article by Christian Bouzols
Inflation triggers wage increases

Christian Bouzols, ECJ correspondent in France, tell us about rising pressures on cleaning companies.

A new general wage increase of 2.9 per cent has been agreed in the cleaning sector, bringing to 5.5 per cent the total increases awarded for 2022. To this must be added a 27 per cent increase in the transport allowance given to cleaning workers. This was announced during the summer by the Fédération des Entrepri..

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Recruitment - the biggest challenge

12th of October 2022 Article by Lynn Webster
Recruitment - the biggest challenge

The sector must tackle the issue of attracting and retaining staff, says Lynn Webster in the UK.

A recent article in ECJ (June 2022) highlighted the issue we are now facing known as the ‘Great Resignation’, as we all adapt our lives to the changing emphasis of work/life balance.

Recruitment is regularly ..

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