Cleaning workers campaign for justice

24th of June 2011
Cleaning workers campaign for justice

Cleaning workers around the world have organised events to mark the 20th anniversary of International Justice Day. This takes place in June of every year and is the day when they mark their struggle for fair treatment and equality at work.

Trades unions in countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands,

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Agenda for UK cleaning conference announced

23rd of June 2011
Agenda for UK cleaning conference announced

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has announced details of the agenda for its second annual conference, which takes place on October 11 in London.

The theme of the event is Social Responsibility - Working Together Ethically in Tough Economic Times. Among the topics being addressed are fair pay; business sustainability and economic rebalancing;

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Cleaning firm fined after employee injuries

22nd of June 2011

A cleaning company in New Zealand has been fined over 45,000 euros after employees were badly injured in two separate incidents in August last year.

Both incidents happened at a meat processing plant in Hawera where the company, Ecowize, had the contract to clean the premises.

In the first incident an employee suffered serious burns to her

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MRSA found on hospital visitors’ phones

20th of June 2011
MRSA found on hospital visitors’ phones

Mobile phones belonging to hospital patients and visitors are twice as likely to carry dangerous pathogens as those of healthcare staff, a study has revealed.

And seven patient phones tested in the study were found to contain multi-drug-resistant pathogens such as MRSA. No such pathogens were found on mobile phones belonging to hospital

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CEE show has more visitors

16th of June 2011
CEE show has more visitors

The fifth edition of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central and Europe (CEE) exhibition attracted almost 3,700 visitors when it took place in Warsaw, Poland recently - a 30 per cent rise compared to the last event two years ago.

Organisers say that visitors from outside Poland accounted for 25 per cent of the increase. Cleaning professionals from 57

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Toilet cleaners overcome by toxic fumes

15th of June 2011
Toilet cleaners overcome by toxic fumes

Three men cleaning a toilet were rushed to hospital after being overcome by toxic fumes. The Scottish dockyard workers were believed to be using hydrochloric acid for cleaning the toilet block at Leith Docks.

Ten emergency vehicles were called to the scene and firefighters wearing breathing masks pulled the men to safety.

A spokeswoman for

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