Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

4th of November 2020
Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

In order to reassure guests, hotels have put additional hygiene measures in place, reports Christian Bouzols in France for ECJ.

In order to encourage clients to resume their use of hotels at a time when travelling has dropped so badly, many hotel groups have established health protocols to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, a study

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Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

3rd of November 2020
Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

ECJ’s Lotte Printz on the Danish government’s plan for early retirement for worn-out workers.

Prior to the general election last year, the Danes got on first-name terms with Arne Juhl, a 59-year-old brewery worker who became the personification of one of the Social Democratic party’s election pledges: to allow people in

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A new way of learning

2nd of November 2020
A new way of learning

From the UK, ECJ’s Lynn Webster on how new ways of training have emerged during the pandemic.

During this strange year we have all experienced some major changes in both our personal as well as business life. We experienced Zoom fatigue; having to make more emotional effort to appear engaged and show interest; the mental exhaustion

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EFCI promotes good procurement and contracting practices

30th of October 2020
EFCI promotes good procurement and contracting practices

The value of public procurement, from over 250,000 public authorities in the EU, is 14 per cent of European Union GDP, or two trillion Euro a year, according to the European Commission. Public procurement contracts are evidently very important in the economy of most business services sectors, such as cleaning, contract catering and security, which

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UV cabin cleaning technology introduced by Qatar Airways

29th of October 2020
UV cabin cleaning technology introduced by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has started using UV cleaning technology onboard its aircraft, which it says "has been shown to be capable of inactivating various viruses and bacteria".

So far the airline has purchased six units, with plans to acquire enough for them to be used on all aircraft turnarounds at Doha's Hamad International airport.

The system is

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Child hand sanitiser poisoning cases spike in Spain

27th of October 2020
Child hand sanitiser poisoning cases spike in Spain

The number of children treated in Spain for accidental poisonings after ingesting hand sanitising gels has soared during the pandemic, according to the Spanish government.

A total of 874 cases of intoxication from hand sanitiser have been reported so far this year compared with just 90 during the whole of 2019 according to the country's National

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