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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Investor friendly

21st of September 2012
Investor friendly

ECJ Poland reporter Marek Kowalski argues that the country has proved itself as one worth investing in.

When I was writing the last article for ECJ I was wondering if Poland would pass the test of hosting the biggest sports event in our country so far. Today I can honestly say that not only did we pass, we also earned extra appreciation from

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Fight against burn-out

21st of September 2012
Fight against burn-out

Our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports from Denmark, where a Danish municipality takes the lead in the fight against physical burn-out.

Tough competition in the cleaning sector has forced cleaners to swing the mop faster than ever. This is also the case for cleaners working for municipalities - in Denmark amongst the biggest clients on the

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Tackling 'mini-jobs'

20th of September 2012
Tackling 'mini-jobs'

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh addresses the topic of 'mini-jobs' in the German cleaning sector.

For many years the contract cleaning industry had to fight a bad image and reputation in terms of wages and social insurance. ‘Mini-job’ is one of the buzzwords in this debate which is often related to the contract cleaning industry, though

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Code on the move

20th of September 2012
Code on the move

A year after the launch of the Code of Responsible Conduct in the Netherlands, ECJ reporter Nico Lemmens at ISS Facility Services takes a look at its progress.

As we have mentioned in previous editions of ECJ, a Code of Responsible Market Conduct was introduced in the Dutch cleaning market. In a recent interview one year after the Code was

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Assessing manufacturing

20th of September 2012
Assessing manufacturing

ECJ correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from the recent Forum Pulire in Italy, and the industry statistics discussed there.

Production is an integral part of the more extensive integrated services sector. So Afidamp, in cooperation with the production chain associations FISE ANIP Confindustria, FNIP Confcommercio, CNA, Legacoop Servizi and

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