A workplace out of the ordinary

22nd of November 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
A workplace out of the ordinary

Lotte Printz, ECJ’s correspondent in Denmark, reports from an inspiring business - The Laundry.

“It could be a cleaning company, a bicycle workshop or something else. The main thing is that each and every one can contribute and that we do things together,” Pia Stabell Hjort says.

She and Katrine Knudsen are social workers who worked in a residential care home for people with learning disabilities when th..

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What do we know about cleaners?

8th of November 2019 Article by Christian Bouzols
What do we know about cleaners?

A survey by the French Ministry of Labour shows that the industry set to recruit the most people over the next three years is cleaning. ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols tells us more.

It turns out from a recent survey by the French Ministry of Labour that the trade that’s going to recruit the most people these next three years is none other than that of an ordinary cleaner. This forecast has to be seen in the context of the e..

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What can we learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

29th of October 2019 Article by Paul Wonnacott
What can we learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

Paul Wonnacott is managing director of Vectair Systems, which is in its 31st year of trading. He takes a look at the collapse of Thomas Cook - the 178 year old British holiday firm - and how the cleaning industry can learn from its demise.

In the UK and abroad, I think we were all a bit surprised and saddened to hear about the folding of holiday giant Thomas Cook. To lose such a major player in the tourism industry, it seems ..

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What do we know about cleaners?

15th of October 2019 Article by Christian Bouzols
What do we know about cleaners?

A survey by the French Ministry of Labour shows that the industry set to recruit the most people over the next three years is cleaning. ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols tells us more.

It turns out from a recent survey by the French Ministry of Labour that the trade that’s going to recruit the most people these next three years is none other than that of an ordinary cleaner. This forecast has to be seen in the context of the e..

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Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

24th of September 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark on the launch of a new publication on cleaning in healthcare facilities.

“The rather theoretical publication drawn up by Statens Seruminstitut (SSI) on national guidelines on cross-infection prevention (locally known as NIR]) is light years away from the cleaners who are to understand and use it,” Pia Heidi Nielsen of FOA, the Danish Trade Union f..

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