Russian cleaning industry optimistic for the future

28th of November 2011
Russian cleaning industry optimistic for the future

Oleg Popov from Cristanval cleaning company in Russia is confident about the sector's growth prospects.

Prior to the stalled financial situation of 2009, the cleaning industry in Russia enjoyed strong growth of 30-40 per cent per annum. For the most part, growth was due to services at newly constructed facilities which had been commissioned:

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UK well placed to weather recession

28th of November 2011
UK well placed to weather recession

ECJ's UK correspondent asks how the industry can weather the recession.

Looks like the recession is really here. Reality in the form of lost jobs and falling incomes. The cleaning industry is better placed than most to weather the storm. We are labour intensive on the contract side so maintaining workforce levels should not be a problem provided

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Safeguarding the Polish cleaning sector

28th of November 2011
Safeguarding the Polish cleaning sector

Poland reporter Marek Kowalski asks how the cleaning sector can survive the economic crisis.

The whole of Europe is struggling with a crisis. Politicians meet at another summit wondering how to rescue the European economy and the common currency. Bankruptcy is looming over a number of European economies.

How about the cleaning industry? Although

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Successful cleaning services meet in Italy

28th of November 2011
Successful cleaning services meet in Italy

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from a cleaning services meeting in Rome recently.

Last month FISE’s (the contract cleaning association) office in Rome hosted the seminar  'Cleaning and integrated services – the sector’s prospects in light of the new work contract CCNL and the new public contracts

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Dutch responsible conduct code encourages cleaning best practice

25th of November 2011
Dutch responsible conduct code encourages cleaning best practice

Earlier this year, the Dutch contract cleaning association OSB introduced a Code of Responsible Market Conduct for the cleaning and window cleaning sectors. This came about as a result of strike action by the country's cleaning staff early in 2010 and was drawn up by various industry organisations.

The Code of Responsible Market Conduct for the

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Trained to clean in the Netherlands

25th of November 2011
Trained to clean in the Netherlands

Recently started secondary schools in cleaning are slowly becoming successful, explains Dutch reporter Anton Duisterwinkel.

Children often have a clear idea of what they want to do for a living: fire fighter, school teacher or vet, for instance. For teenagers, life is much less clear-cut and they often have a hard time selecting one of the many

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