Learning from the pandemic

2nd of December 2021 Article by Anna Garbagna
Learning from the pandemic

Anna Garbagna reports for ECJ from Italy on the formation of the Cleaning and Services Interassociative Team (TIPS) - a new body bringing together the main associations representing Italy's professional cleaning sector.

Don't waste the experience of this health crisis: that is the message which underlined the fundamental role which the whole professional cleaning sector has been called upon to deliver, to guarantee a high standar..

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Done well, cleaning does you good

26th of November 2021 Article by John Griep
Done well, cleaning does you good

John Griep reports for ECJ on VSR’s recent meeting at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

The Johan Cruyff Arena is a unique location for several reasons. One of them is that four matches of the UEFA European Football Championship were played here at the beginning of the summer.

“At the time, we had to hand over the building for a month and a half,” the s..

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Nationwide curriculum adopted in Germany

23rd of November 2021 Article by Katja Scholz
Nationwide curriculum adopted in Germany

German reporter Katja Scholz brings news of a nationwide training programme for cleaning.

The new regulations for the Master Craftsman’s examination came into force in Germany at the beginning of the year.   These require candidates to take on more commercial and human resources topics, such as company organisation, quality management and employment and data protec..

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Chartered in cleaning

4th of November 2021 Article by Lynn Webster
Chartered in cleaning

Cleaning professionals can now achieve chartered status, as Lynn Webster in the UK explains.

We are all proud to acknowledge the professionalism of our industry. It is exciting to see many avenues being promoted for the upskilling and recognition of our workforce.

Until now what has been missing is the acknowledgement of our status in terms of senior management positions and in the boardroom. Our senior teams have sat..

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Trade union concerns over cutbacks

27th of October 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
Trade union concerns over cutbacks

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark where municipalities are reducing expenditure on cleaning to pre-Covid levels.

Every year, more than 40,000 are admitted to hospital and 16,000 people receive ambulatory treatment in Denmark due to lower respiratory infections such as influenza, pneumonia, and acute bronchitis. Treatment that costs the Danish healthcare system 1,820 million Danish Kroner.

Taking cleaning more seriously co..

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