Sector subject to more inspections

20th of May 2022 Article by Lotte Printz
Sector subject to more inspections

Special supervisory efforts carried out in Denmark during 2021 continue in 2022, reports Lotte Printz.

“A healthy working environment is the Alpha and Omega of our labour market,” the Danish Minister for Employment said at the end of 2020 when the Danish government earmarked an extra €13 million to make sure Denmark meets national working environment targets by 2030.

Funds of around €53.78 million to..

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Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

4th of May 2022 Article by John Griep
Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

John Griep in the Netherlands looks at the use of robots in the sector and analyses their impact.

When the first robotic scrubber dryer was launched over 15 years ago, robotisation was seen by many as a threat. Would cleaning robots take over the jobs of professional cleaners in the future? Meanwhile, in 2022 that fear no longer seems relevant. At least not when it comes to a shor..

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A new cleaning service model

21st of April 2022 Article by Christian Bouzols
A new cleaning service model

Christian Bouzols reports from France on a cleaning company doing business differently post-Covid.

“My problem with Covid isn’t as bad as my problem with home working. Some of my clients are cancelling their business leases and this is hurting us quite badly because a large part of our portfolio is comprised of people involved in event organisation. That’s why the..

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Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

10th of April 2022 Article by Katja Scholz
Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

Katja Scholz, ECJ's reporter in Germany, on latest cleaning industry data from the contract cleaning association.

The sector report from the contract cleaning trade appeared at the beginning of the new year – with facts, figures and trends regarding the skilled trade with the largest workforce in Germany:  27,545 firms with just under 665,000 employees and a turnover of ..

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Where have all our workers gone?

31st of March 2022 Article by Lynn Webster
Where have all our workers gone?

The cleaning sector is experiencing severe staff shortages. UK reporter Lynn Webster asks why.

There has been considerable news focus on the depleting workforce in many sectors in recent months with cleaning and FM no exception. The cleaning industry is suffering what are described as severe shortages.

Gathering statements from various associations and trade press we hear o..

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