Talking about the weather...

21st of September 2018
Talking about the weather...

UK reporter Lynn Webster looks back on a long hot summer, and its impact on the workplace.

The weather, and the British obsession with talking about it, has been puzzling outsiders for decades however we have seen some extremes this summer. And there has been much debate about the impact of the ‘heatwave’ on the workplace.

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Healthy growth for Italy's cleaning sector

21st of September 2018
Healthy growth for Italy's cleaning sector

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports for ECJ on latest statistics for the professional cleaning market.

The sector is healthy, growing in Italy as well as abroad: that is the picture of the professional cleaning sector according to the regular annual survey carried out by AfidampFAB, the Association of Italian manufacturers of Machines, Products and

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Results-driven cleaning

20th of September 2018
Results-driven cleaning

Dutch reporter Jacco Vonhof writes about a recent visit to the VSR association by a Singaporean government delegation.

The government of Singapore – the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (EMAS) – asked our association to teach them more about the Dutch cleaning market,

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Workwear - keeping up appearances

20th of September 2018
Workwear - keeping up appearances

ECJ’s Lotte Printz takes a look at workwear in Denmark where unusually high temperatures over the summer ignited a heated debate on dress codes.

Sandals and shorts signal “lack of authority”. Or at least that’s what leading public transport companies in Denmark think and the reason why their drivers are not allowed to wear

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When solar panels shine

19th of September 2018
When solar panels shine

It was long believed that solar panels have virtually no need for maintenance or cleaning – this is not the case. Alexandra Lachner reports from Germany. 

“We believe 80 per cent of the photovoltaic (PV) installations in Germany have clear potential for increased output”, says Christian Shuster of Berlin company ucair. This

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French cleaning group moves into football

19th of September 2018
French cleaning group moves into football

The third largest cleaning company in France, Groupe Nicollin, is expanding in the west of the country and has invested in a football stadium - writes ECJ’s reporter there Christian Bouzols.

A year after the death of the company’s former boss, Louis Nicollin, who was an emblematic figure in France, Groupe Nicollin, now managed by

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