Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

6th of December 2013
Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

A window cleaner died after falling off his ladder, resulting in a court case, writes Christian Bouzols.

An accident has been tried by the local criminal court of Saint-Malo following the death of a window cleaner who fell off his ladder.

Nobody saw or heard anything that day inside a superstore near Saint-Malo, in Brittany. While he was

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Technology as marketing tool in Russian cleaning sector

6th of December 2013
Technology as marketing tool in Russian cleaning sector

Oleg Popov at Cristanval Cleaning, Russian reporter, looks at the industry’s use of social networking.

The most important element of every business is communication between the parties involved and rapid reaction to change. Prosperous companies tend to open up to customers’ concerns and interests, their colleagues and potential

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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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