Code on the move

20th of September 2012
Code on the move

A year after the launch of the Code of Responsible Conduct in the Netherlands, ECJ reporter Nico Lemmens at ISS Facility Services takes a look at its progress.

As we have mentioned in previous editions of ECJ, a Code of Responsible Market Conduct was introduced in the Dutch cleaning market. In a recent interview one year after the Code was

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Assessing manufacturing

20th of September 2012
Assessing manufacturing

ECJ correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from the recent Forum Pulire in Italy, and the industry statistics discussed there.

Production is an integral part of the more extensive integrated services sector. So Afidamp, in cooperation with the production chain associations FISE ANIP Confindustria, FNIP Confcommercio, CNA, Legacoop Servizi and

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Talking about part-time

20th of September 2012
Talking about part-time

The French Cleaning Federation is organising a conference focusing on the issues surrounding part-time working, reports ECJ's Christian Bouzols.

As the country returns to work, the French Cleaning Federation (Fédération des Entreprises de Propreté - FEP) is happy that its proposals to hold a conference about part-time working

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Waiting for good news in the UK

29th of June 2012
Waiting for good news in the UK

The general sentiment in the cleaning industry of the UK is currently not a positive one, explains
ECJ's reporter there.

We still appear to be in the darkest of night and those 'points of light' appear to be no more than that. We can reflect on the reported words of President Johnson who, when boarding Airforce One, is alleged to have said: "Go

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Seasonal staff shortages in Russia

29th of June 2012
Seasonal staff shortages in Russia

Oleg Popov of cleaning company Cristanval in Russia explains why the country's cleaning companies must deal with a shortage of staff each spring, and what kind of people join the industry as professional cleaners.

In Russia, working in the cleaning industry is not prestigious, in fact it is just the opposite – it is very difficult to find

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Recruitment initiative in Sweden

29th of June 2012
Recruitment initiative in Sweden

Reporting from Sweden, our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman examines a new government proposal on recruiting people with disabilities.

The Swedish minister for labour Hillevi Engström from the Liberal-Conservative party has recently announced that she wants to encourage companies to hire people with disabilities.

According to recent research

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