European Parliament adopts text on posting of workers directive

13th of June 2014
European Parliament adopts text on posting of workers directive

The European Parliament has adopted a legislative proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the enforcement of directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.

The directive aims to establish a common framework of provisions, measures and control mechanisms necessary

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Substandard food items spreading viral diseases in Pakistan

12th of June 2014
Substandard food items spreading viral diseases in Pakistan

The sale of sub-standard street food items prepared in unhygienic conditions is among the major causes of diseases in Islamabad in summer, according to a report.

Many of the vendors in the Pakistani city are said to observe poor hygiene standards when handling the utensils used to serve edibles to customers.

A large number of stalls and carts

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South African cleaning workers propose salary increase

10th of June 2014
South African cleaning workers propose salary increase

Contract cleaning workers and employers in South Africa's Northern Cape have proposed a minimum wage increase of R500 (34 euros) a month for the sector, in order to help workers catch up with the standard of living.

The matter was discussed during the Department of Labour (DoL) public hearings in Johannesburg, Kimberley and Nelspruit recently.

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The man who rode the fastest toilet in the West

9th of June 2014
The man who rode the fastest toilet in the West

Travelling at speeds of 70.9 miles (114 kilometres) an hour, a motorised toilet devised by two Englishmen in a pub has set a new world land speed record.

Pensioner Trevor Duckworth and 55-year-old Shaun Walker from Brighouse, Yorkshire, came up with the idea of the high-speed toilet over a pint. They then drew the initial sketches of their

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Hand hygiene 'too complex for doctors'

6th of June 2014
Hand hygiene 'too complex for doctors'

An Australian study has revealed doctors at most public hospitals are failing to follow national hand hygiene guidelines.

This is because the current five-step approach is too complex, says Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, an infectious diseases expert at the University of New South Wales.

Her study focused on how regularly health workers

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FIDEN to hold September Dresden congress

5th of June 2014
FIDEN to hold September Dresden congress

FIDEN, the International Association of Building Service Contractors, will hold its congress from September 11-14 this year in Dresden, Germany. The theme: Impact of European and National Politics on Industrial Cleaning - What's Ahead?

The programme will examine the decisions made by politicians regarding minimum wages, freedom of movement for

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