New md for Unger

30th of October 2019
New md for Unger

Professional cleaning and maintenance tools manufacturer Unger, which has its headquarters in Germany, has a new managing director. He is Stefan Liedtke, who succeeds Torsten Deutzmann. Liedtke will manage the global business for Unger outside of the America's.

Prior to joining Unger he was chief commercial officer of Danish Cembrit Holding,

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Worshipful Company hosts Military Awards

29th of October 2019
Worshipful Company hosts Military Awards

In the UK, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) hosted its annual Military Awards recently. These give special recognition to the work of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), the RAF Environmental Health Cadre and the WCEC's affiliated Cadet Units, for their work at home and

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Poor hand hygiene behind E.coli spread

28th of October 2019
Poor hand hygiene behind E.coli spread

People not washing their hands after going to the toilet, rather than undercooked meat, is behind the spread of a key strain of E. coli.

That's according to a new study published in Lancet: Infectious Diseases. In it, a team analysed 20,000 human faecal samples and 300 blood samples plus hundreds of sewage samples, animal slurry and meats

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ScotRail ‘cutting back on toilet paper and soap’

25th of October 2019
ScotRail ‘cutting back on toilet paper and soap’

Scottish train operator ScotRail has been accused of cutting back on lavatory essentials such as soap and toilet paper in an attempt to maximise profits.

Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers claim the rail operator is penny-pinching in both its trains and stations in a bid to break even.

And they say run-outs of

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ECJ October - read online now or download the app

24th of October 2019
ECJ October - read online now or download the app

The October edition of ECJ is now available to read online, or via the app.

In this edition:

• Sustainability - the flip side

• Meteoric rise of subscriptions - pros and cons of the subscription economy

• Modern slavery - why we must act now to eradicate it

• Natural is best? - we look at 'natural' cleaning agents

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EU employers’ associations seek to improve skills matching

23rd of October 2019
EU employers’ associations seek to improve skills matching

EFCI - the Brussels-based organisation representing the cleaning and facility services sector at EU level - has joined with other European employers' associations to publish a joint statement under the title ‘Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching'.

An initiative of BusinessEurope, the statement invites policy makers and

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