Service scope of Dutch cleaning companies broadens

19th of September 2013
Service scope of Dutch cleaning companies broadens

There has been a survey covering the cleaning sector in the Netherlands recently. ECJ correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports.

The Dutch cleaning industry consists of three sub sectors: institutional cleaning of buildings (71 per cent), window cleaning (10 per cent), and specialised companies (for example, salvage, cleaning in

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Snapshot of the cleaning industry in France

27th of June 2013
Snapshot of the cleaning industry in France

A survey has been conducted by the French cleaning association into the state of the industry, reports Christian Bouzols, ECJ correspondent.

The Fédération des Entreprises de Propreté - the French contract cleaning association - has published a survey showing the major developments taking place in the French cleaning

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Denmark's invisible cleaners

26th of June 2013
Denmark's invisible cleaners

ECJ Scandinavian correspondent, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a recent Danish research project amongst immigrant cleaners.

Improvement of the psychosocial working environment among immigrants and migrant workers in cleaning jobs is possible, according to Danish researchers from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment

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Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

25th of June 2013
Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

Georg Lintner of the Austrian professional cleaning association writes exclusively for ECJ about the professional cleaning sector in Austria as part of our series focusing on the major countries of Europe.

In the Austrian cleaning sector there are currently 8,100 companies, employing a total of 52,000 people. The proportion of female employees is

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Future of UK cleaning industry shows

25th of June 2013
Future of UK cleaning industry shows

The ECJ UK correspondent looks back at the recent Cleaning Show and contemplates the future for industry exhibitions.

The Cleaning Show has come and gone, reported enthusiastically by the cleaning media, totally ignored elsewhere. The show was small which superficially could be put down to the economic slowdown and the much touted triple dip

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More training focus in Italy

24th of June 2013
More training focus in Italy

Anna Garbagna analyses the results of a recent survey into the Italian distribution sector.

The proportion of companies with a turnover of under one million euros is 50.7 per cent compared with 53.9 per cent in 2010, while 11.8 per cent have turnover between one and 1.5 million euros, 16.7 per cent between 1.5 and 2.5 million and 20.8 per cent

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