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
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
Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from the Forum Pulire in Milan.
The Forum Pulire – First National Congress of Integrated Services, which took place in Milan recently, was an opportunity to take stock of the situation in the cleaning sector and it was declared a great success.
Over 280 delegates attended the debates
German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports on how rising fuel costs are affecting cleaning businesses.
The German public is currently talking about the constantly increasing price of fuel and the ways of cutting respective costs. These costs do not only affect the man in the street but also the economy in general. All businesses in which
Companies in the USA are increasingly questioning the value of association membership, explains ECJ correspondent Ron Segura.
Here in the United States, the issues impacting the majority of building service contractors (BSCs) can be overwhelming. Many are seeing the value of being a member of industry associations that provide them a voice and
Nico Lemmens at ISS Facility Services, ECJ's reporter in the Netherlands, brings news after a new collective agreement. This comes after a long period of dispute between trades unions and employers.
In April, trades unions and employers in the Dutch cleaning sector have agreed in principle upon a new collective labour agreement for 2012 and 2013.