Make do and mend

1st of May 2012
Make do and mend

The UK correspondent for ECJ reflects on the implications of cost cutting measures on the cleaning sector and its staff.

Despite chaos, deficits, fuel prices, Syrian disasters and more, spring has arrived as it has always done. In former times farmers said: "Please God she don’t come in crying," ie, wet. Would they say that this year? Not

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Italians seek more transparent market

30th of April 2012
Italians seek more transparent market

Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on a meeting in Milan designed to encourage dialogue.

Milan was the venue for a meeting last month organised by Onbsi (Integrated Systems National Bilateral Organisation) and its territorial branch Onbsi Milano which operates in the sector of cleaning services and multi-services, entitled: 'The cleaning and

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Is Poland ready for football fans?

30th of April 2012
Is Poland ready for football fans?

Poland is getting ready to welcome visitors for Euro 2012 with a major clean-up, as Marek Kowalski explains.

For the last two years the Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber and its members have actively supported preparations for the most important sporting event in the history of our country. Is Poland ready to welcome the visitors who will arrive

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Russian cleaning companies work large territories

30th of April 2012
Russian cleaning companies work large territories

Oleg Popov from Russian cleaning company Cristanval talks about operating across a country with nine time zones. The distance between the westernmost city of Kaliningrad and the easternmost city of Vladivostok is more than 10,000 kilometres.

Even after starting operations in Moscow or any other Russian city, any company strives  to grow and

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French cleaning industry has a political voice

27th of April 2012
French cleaning industry has a political voice

The French cleaning industry has been expressing its opinions to the political parties, writes reporter Christian Bouzols.

With the approaching presidential elections, the French cleaning sector has decided to make its position known on a number of current issues and to bring them to the attention of the various candidates. Among the issues put

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USA is still building business

27th of April 2012
USA is still building business

ECJ's new USA reporter is Ron Segura of Segura & Associates. Here, he asks whether cleaning is a recession-proof industry.

Is cleaning really a recession-proof industry? Companies making cuts in other areas of their business still need to spend money to have buildings cleaned.

But because of economic challenges, firms now expect to pay less

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