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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Workplace worries as lockdown lifts

22nd of July 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
Workplace worries as lockdown lifts

Danes worry about returning to work so can our sector live up to expectations asks ECJ's Scandinavia correspondent Lotte Printz.

Like cows jumping for joy as they are released to grass for the first time in spring, Danes have rushed to test centres and gladly queued for hours (in some places) to obtain a negative Covid-19 test allowing access to restaurants, museums and gyms that opened again on April 21. For those not fortunate ..

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