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Correspondent Tom Crockford on how political trends in the Nordic countries could influence the cleaning sector.
It is perhaps hard to associate national politics with the everyday business of contract cleaning. However the recent parliamentary elections in Finland sent a reminder that if certain trends continue, they may have something of an
The cleaning sector was closely monitored by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate in 2010. ECJ correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the results.
The Dutch Labour Inspectorate has changed its approach from random inspections of all companies and industries to a more targeted approach, focusing on sectors and companies that are likely to take the
The German government has decided to introduce a system indicating levels of hygiene in restaurants – reports ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh.
After many years of discussion, the ministers for consumer protection of the federal states of Germany have finally decided to introduce a system to indicate the hygiene level of
In France, the cleaning associations have been holding their annual general meetings, reports Christian Bouzols.
It's been the time of the year when French cleaning associations, both national and regional, held their annual general meetings and took stock of their activities over the past 12 months. The Regional Chamber of Cleaning Companies in
Preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which will take place in Russia, have already started. Oleg Popov of Cristanval explains how the cleaning contracts will be awarded shortly.
In 2014 the Russian Federation will be host the XXII Winter Olympic Games. They will take place over 36 days within two clusters, a coastal cluster in Sochi
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.