Coping with the crisis

26th of November 2012
Coping with the crisis

French correspondent Christian Bouzols speaks to a number of cleaning companies about how they are coping with the economic difficulties.

Aries Nettoyage Environnement, a cleaning company in Dijon, focuses on small customers. Founded in 1990, this company has a staff of 53 (26 full-time equivalents). "We're working mainly for offices, some

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Future scenarios

26th of November 2012
Future scenarios

As Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS reports, cleaning association OSB held a meeting recently to discuss the employment challenges facing the cleaning sector in the next 10 years.

Most experts foresee in 10 years from now a Dutch labour market with dramatic shortages for the cleaning industry. The need to hire people with a so-called

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Intellectual resources

26th of November 2012
Intellectual resources

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna with news of a planning workshop in Milan that took place recently.

AfidampFAB (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machines, Products and Equipment for Professional Cleaning and Hygiene of environments) has been cooperating with the faculty of industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano in order to allow

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Preventing skin disease

26th of November 2012
Preventing skin disease

ECJ’s correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, gives us an update on work-related skin diseases in the Danish cleaning sector.

In Denmark the number of compensation claims for work-related skin diseases has almost doubled these past six years, particularly for hairdressers and professional cleaners. Nevertheless Danish experts stress

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A bright future ahead

26th of November 2012
A bright future ahead

Oleg Popov of Russian cleaning firm Cristanval looks ahead to key trends in the coming years.

Today, the main trend in Russia is towards the phasing out of non-core functions from public services, such as cleaning, catering, building and others. At the end of last year the Russian Army announced the introduction of outsourcing. The War Department

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Economic crisis in Italy hinders potential for growth

31st of October 2012
Economic crisis in Italy hinders potential for growth

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Italy. Giuseppe Gherardelli, general secretary of ANIP (National Association of Cleaning Companies) and UNIFERR (Union of Railway Cleaning Companies), offers his viewpoint on the contract cleaning sector. Both organisations are part of FISE, a member of

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