FM employers most committed to training

15th of April 2010
FM employers most  committed to training

Facilities management employers are among the most committed to staff training, with more than a third increasing the time devoted to skills development during the recession. That's the finding of the Asset Skills Barometer Project, a rolling six monthly survey of employers by the organisation in the UK.

While 34 per cent of those questioned

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Sodexo commits to diversity and inclusion with programme

15th of April 2010
Sodexo commits to diversity and inclusion with programme

Leading facilities management services company Sodexo has launched a companywide programme aiming to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues within the workplace.

The programme aims to raise awareness of diversity, Sodexo says, enabling it to attract, retain and develop the widest and most diverse pool of talented employees - reflecting

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Union supports striking cleaners

15th of April 2010

The global trade union UNI has pledged its support for the Dutch cleaners who staged industrial action across the country last month. The cleaners, all members of the FNV Bondgenoten union, are campaigning for a wage increase, travel expenses, training opportunities, reduced work pressure and to be treated with respect.

Sites affected include

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Survey highlights cleaning professionals' response to recession

15th of April 2010
Survey highlights cleaning professionals' response to recession

Up to 85 per cent of cleaning professionals have adopted a 'doing more with less' approach in response to current economic conditions. That's according to a survey by Procter & Gamble Professional - 'Cleaning in a Down Economy'.

The cleaning products specialist carried out the survey to  gauge how decision makers managing in-house or

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World federation HQ leaves USA

15th of April 2010

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) has moved its headquarters from the USA to the UK, where it will be managed by the Cleaning & Support Services Association. The CSSA's Andrew Large is now also executive vice president of the WFBSC.

President Bob King commented on the announcement: "I am delighted that the CSSA, and

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Abu Dhabi show launch

15th of April 2010
Abu Dhabi show launch

A new exhibition targeting facilities managers, estates professionals, and product and service suppliers will take place in Abu Dhabi later this year.  The Property Management & Maintenance Show 2010 will be held from November 29-30 at the National Exhibition Centre.

Organiser Quartz Publishing and Exhibitions says there are currently

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