The path to multiservices

12th of March 2013
The path to multiservices

The trend towards cleaning companies in Russia becoming multiservice businesses is definitely the most popular market trend. That’s according to Oleg Popov of Cristanval, ECJ reporter there.

The Russian market for cleaning services was created at the beginning of the 21st century, chiefly due to foreign companies that brought with them

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Respect your cleaners

12th of March 2013
Respect your cleaners

Reporting from Scandinavia, our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman, takes a closer look at a Danish project on cleaning in schools. A guide has been published to highlight its importance, she explains.

“It may sound trite, but boys are more likely to hit the toilet bowl if they can aim at something. Therefore, it may be a good idea to paint

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Procurement progress

12th of March 2013
Procurement progress

ECJ’s correspondent in the Netherlands Nico Lemmens examines the implications of the recent government coalition agreement and a new tender act for government institutions.

Both with the recent coalition agreement between the Dutch social democrats and the liberals, and the introduction of a new tender act for government institutions, the

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Securing the future

11th of March 2013
Securing the future

At the beginning of the year representatives from service companies and politics met in Rome to discuss what can be done to tackle employment and fight the black economy. Anna Garbagna reports.

“Concentrate on the service sector, fight against the unofficial economy and relaunch employment.” That was the message that emerged during

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Lack of stamina?

11th of March 2013
Lack of stamina?

Vocational education in Germany has two components: the company provisions offer a national standard of on-the-job-training, in conjunction with part-time vocational school. Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports.

Most of the programmes in this dual system take three years and the majority of participants work as skilled workers after completion. But in

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Spotlight on cleaning

11th of March 2013
Spotlight on cleaning

Two initiatives related to cleaning took place in France recently. A photo exhibition of cleaning workers, and a meeting between cleaning students and company bosses. Christian Bouzols reports.

Workers not usually seen and who operate in the shadows were put under the spotlight by the Marseilles photographer Philippe du Crest. Cleaners posed for

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