Once-in-a-lifetime Olympic contract for Leisure Support Services

27th of April 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games are now just a few months away, but for the cleaning company contracted to work at some of the Games’ many venues preparations are well underway. Aden Duncan is business operations manager at Leisure Support Services and he talks about the company’s drive to recruit up to 900 extra staff in the run-up to

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Irish trades union SIPTU campaigns for cleaners

28th of November 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits the trades union representing contract cleaning workers in Ireland - SIPTU - to find out about how it started  its successful Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign earlier this year.

The cleaning sector in Ireland is remarkably diverse in that it employs people from many countries around

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Remploy changes attitudes to disability at work

25th of October 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits a government-funded organisation in the UK that helps people with disabilities to find employment. Remploy has formed relationships with some of the industry’s leading contract cleaning companies, and ECJ discovers why the cleaning sector is such an ideal partner for Remploy.

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Calling in the outbreak busters

16th of September 2011

When an outbreak of disease occurs in an enclosed space - such as on a cruise ship or in a hospital ward - the management has to act fast to eliminate any risk to other passengers or patients. Ann Laffeaty finds out how to go about cleaning up after an outbreak.

When an outbreak of illness occurs we all feel vulnerable. But in an enclosed space

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Cleaning all day?

25th of November 2010

ECJ speaks to one contract cleaning company that has successfully converted one of its largest contracts into a daytime cleaning operation, and another for which daytime cleaning is an inherent part of the business model. We also examine the advantages and disadvantages of the daytime cleaning concept.

In recent years daytime cleaning has become

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Search & destroy tactics success

25th of November 2010

For some years the Dutch guidelines on infection prevention and the country's method of dealing with MRSA outbreaks have been held up as an example to the healthcare profession around the world. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands to meet Thea Daha, an infection control specialist for the

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