Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services in the Netherlands reports on negotiations for a new collective agreement.
Since last autumn the Dutch cleaning association OSB and the trades unions have been negotiating to reach agreement on a new collective labour agreement. The last one was agreed upon in April 2012, after a long period of dispute
German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on the problems caused to small and medium sized businesses by late payment of invoices.
In Germany an invoice has to be paid within 30 days and, luckily, the vast majority of customers are paying on time. Some customers, however, seem to lack either payment behaviour or money. Public authorities seem to be
Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning talks about outstaffing and its central role in the Russian cleaning sector.
Cleaning companies often provide an ancillary workforce for customers. This manpower is not all directly engaged in cleaning services: it could be loaders, compactor operators, unskilled labourers, merchandisers, etc. Outsourcing staff -
For Russian cleaning businesses life is becoming more challenging, says Oleg Popov of Cristanval.
Despite the growth and development of the cleaning industry, it is extremely difficult to discuss last year’s results, as not one marketing company did market analysis during 2013. Why is this? They all cite the low volume of the market and the
Government cuts are bringing uncertainty about the cleaning of schools in Italy, reports Anna Garbagna.
There is uncertainty about cleaning services for 4,000 school buildings across Italy - a reduction in personnel of around 11,000 operatives and a tax of about 15 million euros will weigh on companies following the government’s decision.
The French cleaning industry is discovering that sustainability policies can result in benefits to the bottom line, reports Christian Bouzols.
The French cleaning industry is finding ways to make environmental protection tie in with savings. After all, companies are faced with constantly changing regulations, rises in the cost of fuel, climate