Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

24th of September 2013
Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

The minimum wage was made law across much of Europe to lift low-paid workers out of poverty. Critics say the rates set |nationally are too low to have a real impact. Hartley Milner reports on a campaign to provide people with a pay packet they can live on.
  
‘Get a life’ we are told when we plunge ourselves into our work to

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Kärcher-Tennant final judgement - Tennant withdraws appeal

23rd of September 2013
Kärcher-Tennant final judgement - Tennant withdraws appeal

So-called 'activated water' is no more effective than tap water. Tennant's advertising claims regarding the cleaning power of an all-purpose cleaner that is water 'activated' using its ec-H2O technology, are deemed to be anti-competitive.

This decision by the Stuttgart Regional Court in Germany is now legally binding and Tennant has withdrawn its

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'Nothing exciting about cleaning industry'

23rd of September 2013

Dear Michelle (Editor),

Tne answer to Dr IIham Kadri's hypothetical question in her recent blog: 'What's so exciting about the cleaning industry?' is: nothing.

There are of course excitements to certain activities within it: the launch of a new product, be it machine or cleaning product, or obtaining a large important contract but in overall terms

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Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

23rd of September 2013
Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

C?Zero is a cleaning system developed by cleaning services provider Facilicom that assesses the carbon emissions and impact of each element of the cleaning process in order to establish an accurate carbon footprint. The company is now offering this programme on its contracts and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the London office of global

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Part-time work reorganisation for French cleaners

23rd of September 2013
Part-time work reorganisation for French cleaners

French reporter Christian Bouzols brings news of an agreement designed to improve part-time working.

The major French unions and the French cleaning federation FEP have come to an agreement, expressed in a joint declaration, to improve provisions concerning part-time working in the cleaning sector. Their agreement is to move forward on existing

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Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

20th of September 2013
Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

Global facilities services provider ISS published its 2020 Vision study as an assessment of the trends that will shape the facilities management industry between now and 2020. Responsible for compiling this comprehensive document was Peter Ankerstjerne, group marketing director, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen,

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