The future of the cleaning sector - robots?

29th of October 2014
The future of the cleaning sector - robots?

German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on the future of robots in the cleaning sector.

The future according to Star Trek is bright: a peaceful coexistence of races and cultures on earth, a brotherhood of man enjoying advanced technology: both, the so-called ‘transporter’ as well as the ‘replicator’ represent

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To outsource or not to outsource...

29th of October 2014
To outsource or not to outsource...

Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services brings news on Dutch government policy to insource cleaning services.

In the November 2013 issue of this journal we discussed the Dutch cabinet’s remarkable plan to insource cleaning services for the central government. This policy contradicts the findings of a recent White Paper on the Future of Public

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Comparing cleaning in the USA and Russia

28th of October 2014
Comparing cleaning in the USA and Russia

Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning compares the cleaning sectors of the USA and Russia.

In September 2014 Ipsos Public Affairs published the results of research concerning the cleaning industry in the US. A total of 400 ceo’s and/or top managers participated in the study. They represented numerous trades: food service, hospitality,

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Washroom services in German court

23rd of September 2014
Washroom services in German court

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from Germany on court cases brought against two companies responsible for cleaning motorway service station washrooms.

More than 10 years ago Autobahn (motorway) drivers hesitated to use the free toilets of German motorway service areas because of poor hygiene standards there. These days they can enjoy the comfort

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Cleaners’ ID cards debate in Denmark

22nd of September 2014
Cleaners’ ID cards debate in Denmark

A highly publicised case about nine Romanians cleaners who were kept in a garage without toilet and running water, is one of the reasons why Danish employers and Danish labour union 3F have made demands for the introduction of a compulsory ID card for all employees in the cleaning industry. ECJ correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports.

In the

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Uncertainty and confusion for UK cleaning industry?

19th of September 2014
Uncertainty and confusion for UK cleaning industry?

The cleaning industry in the UK needs a clear voice and true leadership, says ECJ’s reporter.

The cleaning industry press deserves  far more credit than it receives for one simple quality. Despite often producing what is not earth shattering copy, especially if one is not involved in cleaning, it tells the truth.

Unlike the popular

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