Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shortage

14th of September 2016
Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shortage

Cleaning businesses operating in Hungary have seen a severe labour shortage recently - explained Zoltán Paár, the head of cleaning industry association MATISZ, when he spoke to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Around 8,500 positions have been registered as unfilled at local employment offices throughout the country, Paár said,

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London’s Bank of England gets long overdue façade renovation

12th of September 2016
London’s Bank of England gets long overdue façade renovation

One of London’s best-known landmarks, The Bank of England, has had a much-needed facelift thanks to a substantial exterior clean carried out by cleaning and restoration specialist Thomann-Hanry.

The Bank of England in London’s Threadneedle Street is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Since 1828, when the current building was

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Venezuela hospitals face major healthcare crisis

9th of September 2016
Venezuela hospitals face major healthcare crisis

Hospital patients in Venezuela are relying on visitors to bring vital hygiene supplies such as soap and water as the nation faces a major economic crisis.

A TV news report also revealed that hospitals have little running water to clean their filthy toilets and showers, and that staff have no access to cleaning products for use on wards.

When a

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Perception is reality

6th of September 2016
Perception is reality

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ. Following his last blog on August 8, he continues to examine the great imbalance between the importance of the cleaning sector, and how it is appreciated by the world

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Wanted: a maid for Queen Elizabeth

5th of September 2016
Wanted: a maid for Queen Elizabeth

In the UK, Queen Elizabeth has advertised for a full-time maid at her Scottish palace. The starting salary is just £12,000 (€14,300) a year.

The job advertisement, which had an application closing date of August 21, insists that enjoying "working as part of a team" is a mandatory requirement for the future housekeeping assistant.

The

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WFBSC to hold Berlin congress in 2017

2nd of September 2016
WFBSC to hold Berlin congress in 2017

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is to hold its 22nd world congress from September 18-20 2017 in Berlin. The event will take place alongside the professional cleaning exhibition CMS and the theme will be the opportunities and challenges faced by increasing digitisation.

The speaker programme will focus on automation

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