German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

9th of September 2021 Article by Katja Scholz
German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

Katja Scholz reports for ECJ from Germany where the cleaning sector is taking a keen interest in elections.

Germany is about to embark on elections to the Bundestag. By early summer, the contract cleaning association BIV had spelt out the political issues closest to its heart. More than 300 firms took part in an online questionnaire to rate political issues according to imp..

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Trailblazing the cleaning sector

31st of August 2021 Article by Lynn Webster
Trailblazing the cleaning sector

Lynn Webster reports from the UK on initiatives seeking to raise the profile of the cleaning sector.

The opportunities to recognise the cleaning industry and its front-line employees have never been so great. It has been an ideal time to speak with clients about raising the profile of the cleaning teams; to consider reviewing the service levels to effectively be ‘cleaning for health&rsq..

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Trainee campaign begins in Germany

19th of August 2021 Article by Katja Scholz
Trainee campaign begins in Germany

A new campaign in Germany aims to attract new recruits to the sector, explains Katja Scholz.

reinindiezukunft.de - the relaunch of this website in May marked the start of this year’s trainee campaign by the Federal Guild of Contract Cleaners (BIV).  And the name of the website itself gives a clear indication of the content: “We would ..

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A French city fights against fly-tipping

5th of August 2021 Article by Christian Bouzols
A French city fights against fly-tipping

Christian Bouzols reports from France, where local authorities in Avignon are making citizens accountable for urban cleanliness.

In the south of France, the city of Avignon - famous for being the seat of the Popes during the Middle Ages - the authorities have made a determined stand to keep that historic city clean. Their aim is to make the people of the town accountable for their ..

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Cleaning takes on a different value

29th of July 2021 Article by John Griep
Cleaning takes on a different value

What are the implications of the coronavirus for work and buildings, Dutch reporter John Griep asks.

What are the implications of the coronavirus culture shock for work and buildings? This was the subject of the VSR webinar held recently. During lockdown, Jitske Kramer wrote the management book ‘Work has Left the Building’, well known in the Netherlands. As a corporate ..

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