Sicilian cleaning sector at risk

31st of October 2014
Sicilian cleaning sector at risk

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on difficult times in the Sicilian cleaning industry.

The difficulties that many sectors - and the cleaning sector in particular are experiencing are having strong repercussions in a number of Italian regions. This is particularly evident in Sicily, where hundreds of companies and about 50,000 workers

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Health check investment for Danish cleaners

30th of October 2014
Health check investment for Danish cleaners

Cleaners, waste collectors and other workers who do heavy physical work should get a free health check every year. That is the aim of the Danish government. ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Petra Sjouwerman reports.

Do you smoke? Are you overweight? Then it is probably no news that this puts you at risk of developing life-threatening diseases.

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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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