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Men still earn more than women in the French cleaning sector, reports ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols. A new agreement has been signed to address the issue.
At the end of 2014, the French cleaning federation signed an agreement with the trade unions to increase the minimum wages in the sector during 2015. This agreement contains clauses to
The latest contribution from Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens offers a brief overview of the current state of affairs in the cleaning sector.
During the last few years we have seen the introduction of the Code for Responsible Market Conduct as well as the Cleaning Quality Mark. The latter was introduced by OSB, the Dutch association of cleaning
Anna Garbagna reports on the key role being played by the facilities management (FM) sector in Italy’s economic recovery.
The facilities management (FM) service sector (maintenance, cleaning, environmental services, energy, security, logistics), which is made up of thousands of small and medium sized companies and many large operators, is a
ECJ German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh looks at the rise of domestic cleaning businesses
offering services online.
The internet has already affected many businesses, not to mention our personal life; while new internet-based business models seem to rocket, traditional businesses like stores seem to fade away. Likewise, traditional consumers
Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports on new Dutch laws affecting the cleaning sector.
On July 1 2014 the Dutch Senate agreed to the so called Participation Act. That same day a proposal for a Quota Act was sent to the Second Chamber, the legislative part of Dutch parliament. Both laws are about employing people with a so called
ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Lotte Printz reports from Denmark where the cleaning staff of a regional hospital are to serve as role models for hospital cleaners in other European countries.
At least once a year the cleaning staff at the Regional Hospital of Randers, Denmark, put down mops and dusters to undergo supplementary training. The