Belgian hospital cleaners fight to receive healthcare coronavirus bonus

11th of June 2021
Belgian hospital cleaners fight to receive healthcare coronavirus bonus

Cleaning staff across five Belgian hospitals are protesting against a government decision to exclude them from a COVID-19 bonus scheme.

The federal government of Belgium recently announced that it would be granting hospital staff an "incentive bonus" of €985 for working throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

However, the bonuses are only being

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Paris hotel cleaners claim landmark win after 22-month ‘battle for dignity’

10th of June 2021
Paris hotel cleaners claim landmark win after 22-month ‘battle for dignity’

Cleaning staff at a Parisian hotel have won a historic victory after an almost two-year battle to improve their working conditions and pay.

The deal signed between union representatives and staff at the Ibis Batignolles hotel will lead to monthly pay rises of between €250 and €500 per person while moving some staff members on to

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Raising the bar on hygiene with dry steam vapour

9th of June 2021
Raising the bar on hygiene with dry steam vapour

When cleaning to achieve a sanitised, safe environment it is vitally important to understand the difference between disinfection and decontamination. Thomas Stücken at OspreyDeepclean explains how dry steam vapour technology can play a valuable role in creating a safe and clean environment – free from infection risk.

As the effects of

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How do we make home working secure?

8th of June 2021
How do we make home working secure?

The Covid vaccines rollout gives us hope for a strong global economic recovery following the pandemic … but will do nothing to rid the world of another toxic menace that has fed on people’s fears over the past year, writes Hartley Milner.

Fraudsters will have rubbed their hands with greedy anticipation when the world locked down early

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The wellbeing washroom

7th of June 2021
The wellbeing washroom

Because of COVID-19 there has been a shift in customer perception towards public washrooms in terms of hygiene levels expected. Users also want a better all-round experience when they visit a washroom as awareness around health and wellbeing grows. Marielle Romeijn at ONE HUNDRED restrooms explains more.

Whilst cleanliness has always been

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Enter now - European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back!

7th of June 2021
Enter now - European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back!

The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back and organisers are calling for entries from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe.

The awards are a celebration of excellence in the professional cleaning industry. As the only pan-European awards for the sector, they provide the opportunity for businesses and

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