Members of Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ) have agreed to pay their cleaning staff at least 35c per hour above the minimum wage - reports Inclean magazine.
"The new Multi Employer Collective Agreement (MECA), agreed between the BSCNZ and employees, establishes $14.60 (9.4 euros) per hour as the minimum hourly rate for cleaners
Possibly the world's fastest cleaners are the team responsible for cleaning the Japanese bullet train between each journey.
The team is said to be able to clean an entire train in seven minutes flat.
The Japanese bullet train -- or shinkansen as it is known over there - is capable of speeds up to 200kph and more than 300 trains are in service
More than 10,000 cleaners in Singapore are to be given prizes, outings and certificates in a show of appreciation for the work they carry out.
High teas, lunches and other treats will be provided as part of an "Appreciating U" movement run by the country's National Trades Union Congress.
Around 200 organisations - including employers in both the
The Finnish Association of Cleaning Technology is organising its fourth international congress on professional cleaning from September 29-30 in Tampere.
Keynote speaker is Dr Ilham Kadri of Diversey, who will talk about the challenges of cleanliness and hygiene from the perspective of technology and sustainable development.
Dr Jochen Wirsching
Glastonbury Festival lasts for just five days - but the cleaning operation following this year's event is expected to last for up to six weeks.
As the last revellers left at the end of the annual event, cleaning crews moved in to clear the 1,200 acre site which was left carpeted in rubbish.
Also left behind by the 175,000 festival-goers this
We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illness. But studies show that many people – even those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should.
So why is this the case? Hand hygiene and behaviour change experts gave their