European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entry deadline extended

25th of May 2016
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entry deadline extended

The deadline for entries in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - the pan-European awards programme launched by ECJ - has been extended to June 8. So now is the time to share your success stories and book your place at the inaugural awards ceremony in Barcelona on September 29.

The value of an accolade of this magnitude is immeasurable to

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Servest and Atalian form joint facilities services venture

25th of May 2016
Servest and Atalian form joint facilities services venture

Facilities management companies Servest in the UK and France's Atalian have formed a joint venture to enable them to provide integrated FM solutions on a pan-European basis.

The 50/50 owned project, which will operate under the name Atalian Servest Ltd, will look to capitalise on both organisations' reputations in their respective markets and

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Professional cleaning is becoming more technologically advanced

24th of May 2016
Professional cleaning is becoming more technologically advanced

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He looks back at ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam earlier this month and the main trends emerging there.

Read it here

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June 15 - International Justice Day

23rd of May 2016
June 15 - International Justice Day

The UNI Property Services Global Union has announced plans for this year's International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards on June 15.

Last year's event was the most successful ever, with more than 50 unions across 39 countries taking part. And over 181,000 people were reached through Facebook in one week.

So trades unions are now

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On-screen TV chefs set poor hand hygiene habits

20th of May 2016
On-screen TV chefs set poor hand hygiene habits

Celebrity chefs are setting viewers a bad example by failing to wash their hands before handling food.

This was the conclusion reached by a team of US researchers who watched nearly 100 cooking programmes featuring 24 popular chefs in a bid to assess their hand hygiene habits.

Jamie Oliver came out as one of the worst transgressors. The healthy

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The sun shines on ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

19th of May 2016
The sun shines on ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

Cleaning professionals from around the world were in Amsterdam last week for the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 exhibition. And the sun shone for the 30,289 visitors from 134 countries who visited the show - 76 per cent of the attendees were from outside the Netherlands.

Two new features that proved to be a big hit were the robot arena and the

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