A highly publicised case about nine Romanians cleaners who were kept in a garage without toilet and running water, is one of the reasons why Danish employers and Danish labour union 3F have made demands for the introduction of a compulsory ID card for all employees in the cleaning industry. ECJ correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports.
Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings news of a law which should bring greater professionalism to the commercial cleaning sector.
“At last a law for the service sector which firmly contributes towards professionalisation of the cleaning sector and its companies, fighting the underground economy, relaunching employment and promoting
ECJ's special supplement Floorcare Focus is now available to read online. This stand-alone publication addresses the challenges and issues surrounding modern floor cleaning operations.
Subjects covered include improvement of productivity; the importance of effective floor pads; health and safety; training; carpet care; and mopping.
ECJ correspondent Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning in Russia explains how economic changes have impacted on the sector.
Just a few years back, the cleaning market was not only experiencing steady growth but a boost in its profitability. In a period of well-being, companies strive to enlarge their business and grab a share of the market. For the
Rob den Hertog, project manager for the ISSA/Interclean series of exhibitions, writes his latest exclusive blog for the ECJ website. He looks ahead to the first ISSA/Interclean Istanbul event, which takes place next week.
A mother concerned about the high level of chemicals in cleaning agents has launched her own brand of bleach-free, non-caustic products.
Helen Kirkham from Norwich in the UK is hoping her Mrs Gleam range of products will eventually become a household name.
Kirkham, who has four children and a background working in call centres, launched the