UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

27th of November 2013
UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK is calling for evidence from commercial cleaning firms and cleaners as part of an in-depth examination into recruitment and employment practices in the industry.

The two-year project will aim to raise awareness of human rights and equality responsibilities among businesses in the sector and

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Read ECJ November online now!

26th of November 2013
Read ECJ November online now!

The November edition of ECJ is now available at the ECJ website. Highlights include a special report on hand hygiene, a case study about hospital cleaning and a focus on high pressure cleaners.

Read it here.

 

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Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

26th of November 2013
Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

The European Commission is to adopt criteria on delivering an ecolabel to toilets and urinals. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission's environment directorate, as well as "stakeholders" studying "user behaviour" and "best practices".

"The primary aim of establishing criteria for toilets etc, is

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Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

25th of November 2013
Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

People who wash their hands after failing at a task feel more optimistic than those who do not, new research has found. But this optimism may be misplaced according to the University of Cologne study.

Nearly 100 people were asked to attempt an impossible task, after which some were asked to wash their hands. All participants were then quizzed on

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN launches Istanbul exhibition for 2014

22nd of November 2013
ISSA/INTERCLEAN launches Istanbul exhibition for 2014

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN series of professional cleaning exhibitions have launched a new event - ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul. The show will take place from September 25-27 2014 at the WOW Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

The inaugural show is being launched thanks to a collaboration between ISSA, Amsterdam RAI, Turkish cleaning

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ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

21st of November 2013
ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

ISS in Asia Pacific has been named Facilities Management Company of the Year at the annual Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards in Singapore.

"Over the last decade we have successfully built our regional platform from which we integrate and self-deliver a complete set of facility services such as catering, cleaning, security, property and

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