Dutch cleaning sector improves immigrant language skills

26th of October 2012
Dutch cleaning sector improves immigrant language skills

Many workers in the Dutch cleaning sector are immigrants and special attention is being given to improving their language skills – explains ECJ correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS.

OSB Academie is the umbrella organisation for all activities concerning training, education and courses of the Dutch association of cleaning companies. There is a

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Russian winter brings cleaning challenges

26th of October 2012
Russian winter brings cleaning challenges

Since the middle ages, foreign travellers have been mesmerised by the Russian winter, explains Oleg Popov from Cristanval Cleaning.

An unusual and "ferociously cold" winter is regarded as the key factor in Napoleon's defeat in the Patriotic War of 1812. Regardless of the past, and surprising to many people around the world, temperatures ranging

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France has challenges to face

21st of September 2012
France has challenges to face

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of France. With the help of Pierre Deschamps at French cleaning magazine Batiment Entretien we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market.

According to the French contract cleaning association FEP

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True definition of green

21st of September 2012
True definition of green

ECJ US reporter Ron Segura talks to an expert in 'green' cleaning about its definition.

Here in the US there are more and more requests for building service contractors to provide 'green'/sustainable cleaning. I asked David Holly, author of Green Cleaning For Dummies and chancellor of Green Cleaning University to give us an overview of the

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Can we create new jobs?

21st of September 2012
Can we create new jobs?

Our UK correspondent discusses the part the cleaning sector can play in economic recovery.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is gone but not forgotten. Particular praise must go to the waste management side of our industry for their efforts in cleaning up after the events. Working from dawn to dusk they gave us litter free, clean, washed streets as

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New laws affect cleaning

21st of September 2012
New laws affect cleaning

Oleg Popov at Cristanval cleaning company in Russia updates us on new immigration laws.

According to statistics, arrivals from neighbouring countries commit tens of thousands of crimes within Russia. And each year this number increases by 10 per cent. Primarily, the arrivals commit burglaries and deal in narcotics. The most serious indicators are

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