New ways of working

25th of April 2014
New ways of working

ECJ’s UK reporter examines how events around the country affect the cleaning sector.

You may think that cleaning is exempt from all the political, financial and personal pressures that surround us. This is far from being the case for our business and personal lives are affected as much as anyone else and in a very literal sense we are 

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Rising costs for Russian contractors

12th of March 2014
Rising costs for Russian contractors

Oleg Popov of Cristanval explains how new Russian migration laws are affecting the sector, considering that 85 per cent of Moscow cleaners are foreign.

At the beginning of 2013, President Vladimir Putin introduced the idea of changes in migration laws. Following unrest in the Moscow region of Birulevo resulting from the illegal activities of a

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French cleaning sector offers jobs to disabled workers

11th of March 2014
French cleaning sector offers jobs to disabled workers

The French cleaning sector has been making efforts to employ disabled workers, says Christian Bouzols.

For a number of years, the French cleaning sector has been creating the means for companies to employ more disabled workers. The result is impressive. The number of disabled workers employed by cleaning companies has more than doubled during the

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Training - a crowded market in UK

6th of March 2014
Training - a crowded market in UK

ECJ’s correspondent in the UK looks at the evolution of training in the industry, and where it goes now.

There are many facets to the cleaning industry - contract cleaning; chemical product sales machine product sales and service maintenance; human resources; carpet cleaning.

Alongside the tall trees of the cleaning jungle, smaller

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Finding an employment model for Italian cleaning sector

6th of March 2014
Finding an employment model for Italian cleaning sector

The Italian cleaning sector is trying to establish new ways of employment, writes Anna Garbagna for ECJ.

At the end of last year Lorenzo Mattioli, president of Fise ANIP (Confindustria’s National Association of Cleaning companies and Integrated Services), accompanied by the vice president with mandate for work Marzia Giuliani, met Martina

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The battle against cleaning machine copies

6th of March 2014
The battle against cleaning machine copies

German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh brings news of the battle by the country’s manufacturers against cheap copies of its cleaning machines.

Demand determines supply. Customers today ask for economical, inexpensive products and want a supplier who can deliver high quality at a low price. This is true for the private sector as well as for

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