Spanish cleaning sector crisis could continue until 2016

2nd of June 2014
Spanish cleaning sector crisis could continue until 2016

The Spanish Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) has warned that the country's cleaning sector is still in crisis and will continue in recession for the next two years.

Its president, Juan Díez de los Ríos, commented: "We understand that analysts in general say the country is recovering, however none of the

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Now, 'self-cleaning' car that repels dirt and grime

30th of May 2014
Now, 'self-cleaning' car that repels dirt and grime

A 'self-cleaning' car that uses a new nano-paint treatment to repel dirt and grime has been developed.

Nissan Europe is testing the prototype of the car coated with the paint which could make car washes a thing of the past.

Nissan said it is the first automaker to apply a super-hydrophobic, oleophobic industrial treatment called Ultra-Ever Dry

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One in 16 NHS patients develop infections

29th of May 2014
One in 16 NHS patients develop infections

One in 16 UK patients are developing infections on National Health Service (NHS) wards because of poor hygiene among staff, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The government body says 800 patients a day - or 300,000 a year - are infected by a member of staff or by dirty equipment. It is estimated the

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Half of Europeans say they have good working conditions - survey

27th of May 2014
Half of Europeans say they have good working conditions - survey

Just over half of Europeans (53 per cent) say their working conditions are good, according to a new survey by a new survey by Eurobarometer covering the 28 member states.

At the same time, almost 60 per cent say their working conditions have deteriorated in the last 5 years. Twenty-seven per cent say conditions have stayed th per cent of the

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Remploy and Mitie sign partnership agreement to boost disabled recruitment

26th of May 2014
Remploy and Mitie sign partnership agreement to boost disabled recruitment

Leading UK outsourcing and facilities management company Mitie has signed an agreement with Remploy - provider of disability employment services - that could almost treble the number of disabled and disadvantaged candidates recruited over the next three years.

Mitie plans to recruit 150 Remploy candidates in 2014-15 and expects that number to

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Rest home evacuated after cleaning chemical reaction

23rd of May 2014
Rest home evacuated after cleaning chemical reaction

A chemical reaction between two cleaning substances recently resulted in a New Zealand rest home having to be partially evacuated.

And in a second case highlighting the danger of mixing cleaning products, an elderly woman in the US lost her life due to toxic fumes.

Two incompatible cleaning products were accidentally mixed together in a 20-litre

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