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
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.
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
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
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
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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