EFCI sets political priorities for new EU legislative mandate

17th of May 2019
EFCI sets political priorities for new EU legislative mandate

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI) - the organisation representing the contract cleaning and facility services industry at EU level in Brussels - has highlighted the main priorities it will be working on to ensure the best conditions for a competitive sector in the EU and enable a modern labour market.

It advocates a

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Cleaners reveal most soiled London Underground lines

16th of May 2019
Cleaners reveal most soiled London Underground lines

Hundreds of London underground trains are delayed every year because staff have to spend time cleaning soiled carriages, Transport for London has revealed.

Last year more than 800 trains were delayed because they had become unacceptably dirty, according to TFL. More than a quarter of them - 221 - were on the Northern Line while the Jubilee Line

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Schoolchildren shun drinks to avoid using the toilet - study

15th of May 2019
Schoolchildren shun drinks to avoid using the toilet - study

More than half a million UK pupils refrain from drinking during the day to avoid having to visit the school toilets, a study suggests.

The survey of 1,500 secondary school pupils reveals that five per cent never use the toilet at school. Just under a fifth say this is because they feel the toilets are unsafe while 17 per cent say it is because

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Cleanfix appoints new management

14th of May 2019
Cleanfix appoints new management

Professional cleaning machines specialist Cleanfix has had a change of management. Founder Christoph Loosli stepped down at the beginning of this year.

Judith Thöny - daughter of Christoph Loosli - Felix Rüesch and Daniel Stutz now make up the management team. All of them are experienced members of the Cleanfix organisation, based in

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German cleaning show CMS to host healthcare forum

13th of May 2019
German cleaning show CMS to host healthcare forum

The German cleaning exhibition CMS takes place in Berlin from September 24-27, also featuring the CMS World Summit from September 25-26.

There will be a special focus on hygiene in healthcare too, with the addition of a Practical Forum on Healthcare on September 26. This is aimed at all those with responsibility for cleaning and hygiene in the

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Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

10th of May 2019
Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website or via the ECJ app. Highlights include:

• How to enter the 2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

• 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - focus on three more winners

• How cleaning companies are benefitting from the use of digital apps in running

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