Training, ethics and morals in Italian cleaning industry

19th of March 2015
Training, ethics and morals in Italian cleaning industry

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

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Boost to bureaucracy

19th of March 2015
Boost to bureaucracy

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

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Marseilles under household waste due to dustmen strike

19th of March 2015
Marseilles under household waste due to dustmen strike

Almost every year the council workers, including dustmen, in Marseilles go on strike, leaving piles of household and business waste to pile up in the streets. French correspondent Christian Bouzols reports for ECJ.

Piles of household and business waste rose up in the streets of Marseilles, blocked entrances to shops and gave off awful smells

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Danes and cleaning - a poor match?

23rd of January 2015
Danes and cleaning - a poor match?

The cleaning sector could be the answer to long-term unemployed leaving the Danish benefit system. But ethnic Danes are reluctant to take on cleaning jobs. Our correspondent Lotte Printz reports.

Every so often the Danish welfare system and what it does to the unemployed’s willingness to work and for example take on low-income jobs, such as

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Impact of sanctions

22nd of January 2015
Impact of sanctions

Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning in Russia discusses the impact of economic sanctions there.

In mid-March, after the recognition of the results of the referendum and the decision by Crimea to join the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and a number of other countries enacted the first package of economic sanctions, which

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Is the cleaning industry ready for Ebola?

22nd of January 2015
Is the cleaning industry ready for Ebola?

The ECJ correspondent in the UK asks how the cleaning sector can help in the fight against Ebola.

There is an apocryphal story told of US president Lyndon Johnson climbing board Air force One and saying to the pilot: “Go any place. We got troubles all over!”

This could in fact apply to any succeeding president and particularly

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