European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits the trades union representing contract cleaning workers in Ireland - SIPTU - to find out about how it started its successful Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign earlier this year.
The cleaning sector in Ireland is remarkably diverse in that it employs people from many countries around
The German Federal Economics Ministry and the Ministry of Labour has announced it is to close the controversial Electronic Wage Verification System (ELENA).
This database is operated by the state pensions agency and requires employers to submit data about pay, work absence, reasons for dismissal and disciplinary action. It was created to
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:
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
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
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