Cleaning breaks to be implemented in Amsterdam's Red Light District

9th of August 2018
Cleaning breaks to be implemented in Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam is to have cleaning breaks in its Red Light District during busy nights - parts of the street will be temporarily closed so that the mess left by visitors can be cleaned up.

This is just one of the measures new mayor Femke Halsema is taking to solve problems in the overcrowded Amsterdam city centre, following damning reports by the

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Alcohol based rub improves hand hygiene compliance

8th of August 2018
Alcohol based rub improves hand hygiene compliance

A study recently published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control has examined the effect of alcohol-based surgical hand rub on the quality and duration of the procedure as well as on surgical site infection prevention.

Researchers conducted a study at a tertiary-care university hospital in the US from April 1 2017 to November 1

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London cleaners strike over conditions

7th of August 2018
London cleaners strike over conditions

Cleaners at the Ministry of Justice and Kensington and Chelsea council in London are to take strike action this week in their fight for the London living wage and decent sick pay.

The walk-out across five different sites for three days is said to be the first coordinated strike by the city's low-paid army of largely migrant cleaners, as reported

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UK Business Services Association joins British Cleaning Council

6th of August 2018
UK Business Services Association joins British Cleaning Council

The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors has welcomed the Business Services Association (BSA) as a new council member.

The BSA is the industry body for the UK's business services sector, supporting enterprise across both the

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How Supported Employment Can Help Your Company

2nd of August 2018
How Supported Employment Can Help Your Company

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management and regular ECJ blogger, shares her experience of implementing supported employment within her company.

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Robotic cleaner launches in Singapore

30th of July 2018
Robotic cleaner launches in Singapore

A new robotic cleaning machine, said to be the first in Singapore, has been developed by jointly by property developer JTC, WIS Holdings and Gaussian Robotics. Scrub 50 made its debut at the JTC Cleantech One building earlier this month, reported The Straits Times.

The developers hope the 1.1-metre tall robot will provide a solution to the labour

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