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Dutch scientific journalist Anton Duisterwinkel describes the long term changes resulting from the widespread cleaners' strike a year ago.
A book, a special cleaners' day, more (self) respect and a wage increase. Those are the major consequences, a year after the start of one of the longest strikes in Dutch history, the cleaners' strike of 2010.
The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI), the contract cleaning industry association representing the sector at EU level, has published its latest market data, relating to the year 2008. ECJ here features extracts from the report, which is now available.
This is the 17th time the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) has
Thousands of cleaning sector jobs are at risk in Italy, reports Anna Garbagna for ECJ.
From this coming July over 26,000 jobs in Italy will be under threat in the cleaning sector, not to mention the possible consequences for the level of hygiene, routine maintenance and safety in schools. This was reported in February during a joint press
Following the recent Cleaning Show in Birmingham, ECJ's UK reporter asks what it tells us about the mood of the cleaning industry.
The Cleaning Show took place in Birmingham at the beginning of March. Were you there?
Over the years this biennial show, one of the biggest events in the industry has - with the support of the sector -
Marek Kowalski reports from Poland on its prospects for 2011.
Let me share some thoughts with you on the Polish cleaning industry in the first quarter of 2011 including the prospects for the future.
2011 started with multiple projects of changes by the Polish parliament, which could have a noticeable impact on the cleaning industry. The
Reporting from Sweden, Tom Crockford examines the credentials of the Scandic hotel group, which claims to be industry-leading in its sustainability policies.
I recall making a trip in the early 1990s to Umea in Northern Sweden to visit the Scandic Hotel there. The reason was Scandic had just embarked on a programme emphasising its commitment to