Surprising purchasing policy in the Netherlands

5th of December 2013
Surprising purchasing policy in the Netherlands

Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services examines new procurement legislation in the Netherlands.

With the new Public Procurement Act, which came into force in the Netherlands in April 2013, and the recent coalition agreement for the current Rutte II cabinet, the Dutch government has taken two remarkable steps. The new Public Procurement Act aims to

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YouTube films guide young

5th of December 2013
YouTube films guide young

Young people who enter the labour market need guidance and advice to avoid accidents, reports Petra Sjouwerman, our correspondent in Denmark.

Young people who enter the labour market are more prone to injuries than their older and more experienced colleagues. This is why the Danish Working Environment Council (BAR), has started a campaign aimed

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French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

29th of October 2013
French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

The French cleaning federation is organising courses in reading and writing, reports Christian Bouzols.

More that 8,000 cleaning workers have taken life skill courses under the auspices of the French cleaning federation. These courses cover the ability to read, write, make elementary calculations and to get around in space and time. These courses

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How about a career in cleaning?

28th of October 2013
How about a career in cleaning?

How has the status of the cleaning industry, and the cleaner, improved, asks ECJ’s UK reporter.

Daughter comes home from school with great news. Her GCSE grades are good: B’s and C’s with even a sprinkling of A’s.

“The careers master recommends that I look at the cleaning industry. He  has fixed me with an

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Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

28th of October 2013
Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

Cleaning companies are preparing for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, says Oleg Popov of Cristanval.

Major work is underway on plans for the coordinated efforts of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee and cleaning companies.  An information website is up and running where registered users can post documents and receive approval

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Italian philosophy for a cleaner world

25th of October 2013

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from a meeting in Milan, where a project has been launched to clean up the city’s neighbourhoods.

The first event of Cleaning Aziendale Milanese took place during the summer in Milan.

The initiative - which is part of the ‘Milano Quartiere Pulito’ (Milan clean neighbourhood) project

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