German cleaners to strike over Christmas bonuses

3rd of December 2018
German cleaners to strike over Christmas bonuses

Staff responsible for cleaning commercial buildings in Germany are threatening to strike following a row over Christmas bonuses.

The nation's industrial union for construction, agriculture and the environment is demanding that its 450,000 commercial building cleaners be given an additional payment equating to around half a month's salary. The

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Diversey appoints new ceo

30th of November 2018
Diversey appoints new ceo

Diversey has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (ceo) to succeed Dr Ilham Kadri, who leaves the business at the end of this year.

He is Mark Burgess, formerly ceo of Signode Industrial Group and Graham Packaging Company. He has held a number of operational and financial leadership roles in several other businesses.

"Mark

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California wildfire evacuees face the misery of norovirus

29th of November 2018
California wildfire evacuees face the misery of norovirus

More than 120 people forced to flee the deadly California wildfires are now battling the norovirus to add to their woes.

Sick evacuees are being housed in separate shelters and active monitoring of all shelter residents is being carried out. Meanwhile, separate washrooms are being allocated to the ill and protective equipment is being supplied to

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EFCI celebrates 30th year with a new image

28th of November 2018
EFCI celebrates 30th year with a new image

The EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning and facility services sector at EU level, celebrated its 30th birthday near its headquarters in Brussels last week.

The celebration coincided with the unveiling of a new identity and a new name by president Yvan Fieremans and director Isabel Yglesias. EFCI's full name is now the European

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November edition of ECJ available to read online now

27th of November 2018
November edition of ECJ available to read online now

The November edition of ECJ is now available to read online.

Highlights include:

• News of the 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards winners

• How recycling companies play a key role in the plastics pollution problem

• Security vetting and why it must be improved across the sector

• How different types of resistance

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Trojan Batteries sold to C&D Technologies

23rd of November 2018
Trojan Batteries sold to C&D Technologies

US-based battery manufacturer Trojan Battery Company is to be acquired by fellow battery producer C&D Technologies.

The two businesses combined have a turnover of €0.8 billion, eight manufacturing facilities and a presence in every major region.

"Trojan Battery is an industry leader with a great heritage and an amazing team of

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