It's tough work for our cleaners

2nd of November 2012
It's tough work for our cleaners

Four million people are currently employed in the European cleaning industry - but they work in tough environments and the rate of sick-leave and work-related injuries is high. Manufacturer of Tork washroom systems SCA reveals the outcome of an observational study into cleaners’ working lives in Germany, France, the Netherlands and

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Automating time and staff performance

26th of September 2012
Automating time and staff performance

Cleaning companies typically have many employees who may be working at different times, at multiple locations, on different rates of pay. This can mean complex and time-consuming administration procedures when carried out manually, however there are now software solutions that can automate all employee-centric processes.

For any company

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Hygiene vital to human health

27th of June 2012

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits Dako in Denmark, a company specialising in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, to find out how ISS manages a wide range of  facility services there.

Dako’s mission is to fight cancer and from its base in Glostrup, Denmark it provides reagents, instruments and software that give fast and accurate answers

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Cross-Channel train cleaning on Eurostar

1st of May 2012

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits St Pancras International station in London, home of the Eurostar rail service, to find out about the challenges of providing turnaround cleaning services on its trains.

Eurostar is the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. Launched in 1994 from

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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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