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
ECJ’s UK reporter looks ahead to important events this year, including the new London cleaning show.
This is the season for forecasting and fortunately few bother to review the results at year end, as most are wide of the mark. This being so we will not be stating any stone cold certainties but looking at some areas which might affect our
This year is promising to be a very difficult year for Russia, a year of crisis says correspondent Oleg Popov of cleaning company Cristanval.
In 2014 the Russian economy faced heavy challenges and partially succumbed to the combined impact of sanctions and oil price drop. Starting in February 2014 through to February 2015 the euro exchange rate
In Italy, the first Facility Management Masterclass - organised by two industry associations - took place recently. ECJ correspondent Anna Garbagna reports.
The first Facility Management Masterclass promoted by ANIP (the National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Services Companies of Confindustria) and Afidamp Servizi was held recently
According to German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh, the German government is accusing the contract cleaning sector of breaching rules concerning the minimum wage.
The contract cleaning business in Germany seems to have a bad reputation – at least in the eyes of some politicians, like the minister of labour and social affairs.
In order to