Day of action encourages Respect for Cleaners

22nd of April 2013
Day of action encourages Respect for Cleaners

A Europe-wide day of action is being planned for June 17, International Justice Day, around the issue of'Respect for Cleaners'. International umbrella trades union organisation UNI is leading the initiative and encouraging its affiliates throughout Europe to organise activities.

The aim is to raise issues related to cleaning workers, such as low

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Dulux launches antibacterial paint for hygiene-critical environments

19th of April 2013
Dulux launches antibacterial paint for hygiene-critical environments

A new water-based paint claimed to be effective against a range of pathogens including MRSA has been launched by Dulux Trade.

Sterishield is being targeted for use in hygiene-critical environments such as hospitals, clinics, care homes, kitchens and food preparation areas. The paint uses a silver-based bactericide to inhibit the growth of

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Finalists announced for Golden Broom awards

18th of April 2013
Finalists announced for Golden Broom awards

The finalists for the Golden Broom awards - which will be presented during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central and Eastern Europe exhibition in Warsaw next week - have been announced.

The competition is organised by the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce. From all the products entered, 10 have now been nominated by the jury for final judging. One winner

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Hand sanitisers linked to poisoning cases

17th of April 2013
Hand sanitisers linked to poisoning cases

A man has died after apparently ingesting a hand sanitiser in a Canadian hospital. And two US students have been accused of attempting to poison their teacher with a hand sanitiser product.

Kurt Kraus, a 46-year-old chronic alcoholic, is believed to have drunk the hand sanitiser within a few hours of being admitted to the Vulcan hospital in

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Cow dung air freshener wins science prize

16th of April 2013
Cow dung air freshener wins science prize

Two Indonesia science students have won a gold medal at the country's Science Project Olympiad with an affordable air freshener made from cow dung.

Dwi Nailul Izzah and Rintya Aprianti Miki beat 1,000 other competitors to the prize with their bizarre concoction, which was created by collecting unused cow manure from a cattle farm and fermenting

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EU leaders push to reduce SME legislation burden

15th of April 2013
EU leaders push to reduce SME legislation burden

A European Commission initiative to tackle the 10 most burdensome regulations for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has received backing from EU heads of state and governments.

It had asked some 1,000 SMEs and business organisations to identify the top 10 most burdensome EU laws in order to change or reduce them.

EU leaders have now

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