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Correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel discusses a long strike by cleaning staff - highly unusual in The Netherlands.
Striking is seen as a last resort in The Netherlands. It is bad for economics and bad for the image of an industry. More importantly, it goes against the grain of Dutch society. At the heart of Dutch culture is the opposite of
From Italy, reporter Anna Garbagna looks ahead to a round table discussion on sustainable cleaning later this month in Milan.
The round table event is being organised by AfidampFAB (Italian Association of Manufacturers, Equipment, Machines and Products for the professional cleaning sector) with the scientific co-ordination of Legambiente and
ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on an initiative designed to improve cleanliness on the public transport system.
Cleanliness is a prerequisite, not only for public transport. Unfortunately, cleanliness is a service most people only notice when it is missing.
The ‘Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe’ (KVB) is one of the major
French correspondent Christian Bouzols reports on how schoolchildren are being made aware of career prospects in the cleaning sector, in a new initiative.
What can be done to make the cleaning trades and their study courses better known to young people? This is the challenge that the presentation 'Destination propreté' has been designed to
As renewable energy becomes a much-discussed topic in Scandinavia, Tom Crockford - ECJ reporter - looks at the opportunities for the cleaning sector.
Renewable energy is a topic much discussed here in Scandinavia, despite the apparent failure of the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen at the end of last year. To be more accurate, it might
Dutch correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the effects the internationalisation of ISSA/INTERCLEAN - taking place in Amsterdam later this month.
There is no denying it: each year ISSA/INTERCLEAN is becoming more and more international. For instance, this is reflected in the number of participating companies. In 2008, less than 10 per cent