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In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Finland, with the help of Hanna Luukkonen, labour market director of the Property Maintenance Association.
Cleaning contractors in Finland are estimated to have achieved a total turnover of 1.7 mrd euros in 2010, according to latest estimates. Market
ECJ's US reporter Ron Segura looks back at the various cleaning industry events taking place in Chicago last month.
Chicago was the hotspot for all parts of the cleaning industry last month. The focal point was the annual ISSA/INTERCLEAN, which was also attended by members of Building Service Contractors International (BSCAI), Association of
Latest news in the UK cleaning sector, from ECJ's correspondent there.
Agitation everywhere about money. There is no doubt that low-paid workers are taking a large slice of the cuts and their meagre income is being affected as is everyone else's.
But they are working and being paid, not enough in these difficult times, but paid nevertheless.
German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from Hamburg on the spiralling costs of a façade cleaning contract.
For about two years Hamburg has been waiting for the completion of its Elbphilharmonic, the city’s new prestige project in the harbour area. Unfortunately, the unfinished gem of the city has not become a positive
French correspondent Christian Bouzols speaks to a number of cleaning companies about how they are coping with the economic difficulties.
Aries Nettoyage Environnement, a cleaning company in Dijon, focuses on small customers. Founded in 1990, this company has a staff of 53 (26 full-time equivalents). "We're working mainly for offices, some
As Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS reports, cleaning association OSB held a meeting recently to discuss the employment challenges facing the cleaning sector in the next 10 years.
Most experts foresee in 10 years from now a Dutch labour market with dramatic shortages for the cleaning industry. The need to hire people with a so-called