Creating a high value network

6th of April 2022
Creating a high value network

ECJ Italy correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on recent association activities there.

The institutional activity of Afidamp is becoming increasingly important.  In 2021 the association carried out several projects which resulted in the definition of interassociative activities to create a high value network for the sector and its

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Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

28th of March 2022
Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

John Griep in the Netherlands looks at the use of robots in the sector and analyses their impact.

When the first robotic scrubber dryer was launched over 15 years ago, robotisation was seen by many as a threat. Would cleaning robots take over the jobs of professional cleaners in the future? Meanwhile, in 2022 that fear no longer seems relevant.

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A new cleaning service model

24th of March 2022
A new cleaning service model

Christian Bouzols reports from France on a cleaning company doing business differently post-Covid.

“My problem with Covid isn’t as bad as my problem with home working. Some of my clients are cancelling their business leases and this is hurting us quite badly because a large part of our portfolio is comprised of people involved in

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Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

22nd of March 2022
Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

Katja Scholz, ECJ reporter, on latest cleaning industry data.

The sector report from the contract cleaning trade appeared at the beginning of the new year – with facts, figures and trends regarding the skilled trade with the largest workforce in Germany:  27,545 firms with just under 665,000 employees and a turnover of over €19

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Where have all our workers gone?

18th of March 2022
Where have all our workers gone?

The cleaning sector is experiencing severe staff shortages. UK reporter Lynn Webster asks why.

There has been considerable news focus on the depleting workforce in many sectors in recent months with cleaning and FM no exception. The cleaning industry is suffering what are described as severe shortages.

Gathering statements from various

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Asthma risk from cleaning products

16th of March 2022
Asthma risk from cleaning products

ECJ’s Lotte Printz on a study from Norway suggesting children whose mothers work with cleaning products have a high risk of having asthma.

The risk of children developing asthma, or other respiratory conditions such as wheeze, increases by as much as 71 per cent if their mothers have been exposed to large amounts of cleaning products and

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