Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

20th of September 2013
Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

ECJ’s reporter in Russia, Oleg Popov of Cristanval, reports on new anti-discrimination laws.

In the past, one might see the following advertisement: “Seeking a Russian cleaning woman under 45 years old.” Now one can only write: “Seeking a cleaning woman.”  Due to such changes in legislation, the stream of

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Great expectations in German cleaning sector

19th of September 2013
Great expectations in German cleaning sector

ECJ’s correspondent in Germany Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from the recent VDMA meeting.

On the occasion of the triennial meeting of the VDMA, cleaning machine manufacturing trade association, the re-elected chairman of the board, Markus Asch, addressed present and future challenges and opportunities of the industry.

“Topics like

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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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