Agreement at last for Dutch cleaners

28th of June 2012
Agreement at last for Dutch cleaners

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.

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Largest market in Europe

28th of June 2012
Largest market in Europe

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Germany. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market. We also report on the latest statistics related to cleaning equipment manufacturers.

The commercial cleaning

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Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

1st of May 2012

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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Make do and mend

1st of May 2012
Make do and mend

The UK correspondent for ECJ reflects on the implications of cost cutting measures on the cleaning sector and its staff.

Despite chaos, deficits, fuel prices, Syrian disasters and more, spring has arrived as it has always done. In former times farmers said: "Please God she don’t come in crying," ie, wet. Would they say that this year? Not

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Italians seek more transparent market

30th of April 2012
Italians seek more transparent market

Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on a meeting in Milan designed to encourage dialogue.

Milan was the venue for a meeting last month organised by Onbsi (Integrated Systems National Bilateral Organisation) and its territorial branch Onbsi Milano which operates in the sector of cleaning services and multi-services, entitled: 'The cleaning and

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Is Poland ready for football fans?

30th of April 2012
Is Poland ready for football fans?

Poland is getting ready to welcome visitors for Euro 2012 with a major clean-up, as Marek Kowalski explains.

For the last two years the Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber and its members have actively supported preparations for the most important sporting event in the history of our country. Is Poland ready to welcome the visitors who will arrive

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