'Dehumanising' toilet cleaning banned in India

22nd of October 2013
'Dehumanising' toilet cleaning banned in India

Indian lawmakers have passed a long-promised bill to ban manual cleaning of toilet waste by workers who are seen as the 'ultimate untouchables' under the country's ancient Hindu caste-hierarchy.

Already illegal under a largely ineffective 1993 law, the Congress government pledged to make another attempt at stamping out the practice with the new

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Read ECJ October online now!

21st of October 2013
Read ECJ October online now!

The October edition of ECJ is now available to read online.

Highlights of this edition include sustainable cleaning, care of hard floors, running a franchise business and museum cleaning.

Click here to read it now.

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German cleaning show CMS attracts visitors from 65 countries

18th of October 2013
German cleaning show CMS attracts visitors from 65 countries

The German professional cleaning exhibition took place in Berlin last month, attracting over 16,500 visitors from 65 countries - say the organisers.

Taking place for the first time was the International CMS Congress, which had as its theme Sustainable Competitiveness in the Cleaning Sector. Among the speakers was Daniel Calleja Crespo of the

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UK cleaning associations approve merger plans

17th of October 2013

Three of the UK's industry associations - Asset Skills, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and the Facilities Management Association (FMA) have confirmed their plans to merge.

Sarah Bentley, chief executive at Asset Skills, said: “We are thrilled to announce the merger will happen following formal agreement from the

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Looking ahead to Las Vegas ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

16th of October 2013
Looking ahead to Las Vegas ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

This year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition will take place in Las Vegas from November 18-21. There will be almost 700 exhibitors from over 30 countries, say organisers ISSA and Amsterdam RAI.

Each day of the show starts with a keynote address - this year's speakers are Col. John Foley, Blue Angel squadron leader; Tony Hsieh, ceo of

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New contract cleaning association for Malta

15th of October 2013

A group of leading contract cleaning businesses in Malta have come together to form the Malta Cleaning Contractors Association (MCCA).

The founding members are Bad Boy Cleaning Services; MCCS (Mr. Clean); Clentec; General Cleaners; TF Services and Servizi Malta. In total, MCCA members employ over 1,200 people.

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