ASPEL opposes increase in Spanish national minimum wage

28th of October 2021
ASPEL opposes increase in Spanish national minimum wage

Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL has joined the Spanish National Employer's Association (CEOE) in its opposition to the increase in minimum wages the Spanish government has proposed for 2021.

Amidst a slow recovery from the pandemic, ASPEL argues there cannot be any increase while the prices of ongoing public procurement contracts

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Just one week to go until The Cleaning Show in London

26th of October 2021
Just one week to go until The Cleaning Show in London

There's still time to register for The Cleaning Show, starting in London next Tuesday (November 2) and running until Thursday November 4. There, more than 60 exhibitors will be showcasing latest cleaning technologies for cleaning professionals.

The event will also be the launch platform for the Register of Chartered Practitioners in Environmental

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US students trash washrooms in TikTok challenge

25th of October 2021
US students trash washrooms in TikTok challenge

School toilets have been vandalised across the US and Canada as part of a destructive new TikTok challenge that has been trending among students.

And some educational establishments have been forced to close their washrooms for part of the day in response to the trend.

The "Devious Licks" challenge began on September 1 when a TikTok user posted

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Germ-repelling fabrics mooted for aircraft seats

22nd of October 2021
Germ-repelling fabrics mooted for aircraft seats

US aircraft-parts company Safran SA is conducting tests with hospitals on the efficacy of fabrics incorporating germ-repelling biocides.

The company is considering using such fabrics on aeroplane seats in a bid to reduce the time spent cleaning aeroplane cabins. Safran SA is also looking into the use of disinfectant sprays which could be applied

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RCP publishes Changing Workplaces report into the impact of Covid on business

21st of October 2021
RCP publishes Changing Workplaces report into the impact of Covid on business

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has published its ‘Changing Workplaces’ report into the complex changes the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred in workplaces and facilities across Europe.

The company developed the research program, it says, to help organisations take control and succeed in an environment where standards and

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Have you read the latest edition of ECJ? It's now online

19th of October 2021
Have you read the latest edition of ECJ? It's now online

The latest edition of ECJ is now available to read online or via the app.

Highlights include:

• European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - latest news

• Business - are we heading towards a cashless economy?

• Sustainability - today's most pressing issues and priorities

• What are 'forever chemicals' and how much are they

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