Crime scene cleaning podcast

26th of October 2022
Crime scene cleaning podcast

Katja Scholz reports on a new podcast about crime scene cleaning being produced by BIV.

For well over 18 months now, the contract cleaning association BIV has been joining in the discussions - also in its ‘Glanzstück’ podcast – on politics and science, on skilled trades in particular or industry in general, on training,

» read more

Recruitment - the biggest challenge

25th of October 2022
Recruitment - the biggest challenge

The sector must tackle the issue of attracting and retaining staff, says Lynn Webster in the UK.

A recent article in ECJ (June 2022) highlighted the issue we are now facing known as the ‘Great Resignation’, as we all adapt our lives to the changing emphasis of work/life balance.
Recruitment is regularly voiced as the greatest

» read more

Inflation triggers wage increases

24th of October 2022
Inflation triggers wage increases

Christian Bouzols, ECJ correspondent in France, tell us about rising pressures on cleaning companies.

A new general wage increase of 2.9 per cent has been agreed in the cleaning sector, bringing to 5.5 per cent the total increases awarded for 2022. To this must be added a 27 per cent increase in the transport allowance given to cleaning workers.

» read more

Focus on hygiene continues in Italy

24th of October 2022
Focus on hygiene continues in Italy

Anna Garbagna in Italy on growth in the sector as the emphasis on cleaning of workplaces continues.

While 2020 was no doubt an exceptional year for the domestic and professional cleaning sector, focus on this aspect of our daily life has certainly not diminished. Quite the opposite, according to Francesco Marrone, president of UniFer

» read more

Energy costs - Europe faces a difficult winter

21st of October 2022
Energy costs - Europe faces a difficult winter

Business owners know all too well about the impacts of soaring energy costs over the past year. But how much longer will those eye-watering bills continue to roll in? Hartley Milner looks at the background to this current situation and seeks some answers.

As a business owner, you need no telling about the impacts of soaring energy costs over the

» read more

Can microfibre spread dirt?

10th of October 2022
Can microfibre spread dirt?

John Griep at VSR, our reporter in the Netherlands, gives us new insight into the microfibre cloth.

Can microfibre cloths cause dirt to spread? An odd question perhaps. After all, microfibre cloths are cleaning cloths and their purpose is to clean surfaces, not to make them dirtier. But, it is true. Microfibre cloths can indeed spread dirt. The

» read more

Magazine Archive - Articles in European Reports

All Articles

Our Partners

  • ISSA Interclean
  • EFCI
  • EU-nited