European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

20th of January 2015
European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

Dutch reporter for ECJ Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services looks at the findings of a new European FM report.

During the last few decades multi or integrated facility services contracts have made their entry into European markets, although there are variations in different countries’ markets. It undoubtedly would have serious consequences

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Increase in French cleaning company failures

3rd of November 2014
Increase in French cleaning company failures

French reporter Christian Bouzols explains that the number of cleaning companies failing in the country has risen by 16 per cent since 2011, but that on the whole business is improving.

The number of cleaning companies failing in France has risen by 16 per cent in three years. That figure is indeed worrying but is a good reflection of

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The immigration question

31st of October 2014
The immigration question

ECJ’s UK correspondent on the immigration debate and how the cleaning industry is involved.

Here one of the main topics has been immigration. Some interesting views have been expressed by the movers and shakers in our industry. Let us be clear, controlled immigration is no bad thing but many of our troubles have arisen from the policy of

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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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