Digitisation - what’s the impact on our cleaners asks UNI’s Stam

3rd of May 2018
Digitisation - what’s the impact on our cleaners asks UNI’s Stam

Digitisation is one of the hot topics in all areas of business, including cleaning. What are the potential impacts of digitisation at the ground roots of the workforce, the cleaners themselves? This is what concerns Eddy Stam, head of property services at UNI, the global trade union.

UNI Global Union, based in Switzerland, represents more than 20

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A double six for Singapore toilets

2nd of May 2018
A double six for Singapore toilets

Six toilets at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands have just received six stars from the Restroom Association of Singapore.

They are the first washrooms to receive the six-star rating since it was introduced by the association in 2014.

Under the grading system, six-star toilets need to use smart technology and employ cleaners who have completed a

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Plastic-eating apparatus heads for the ocean

1st of May 2018
Plastic-eating apparatus heads for the ocean

A device for removing plastic waste from the ocean is about to head for the Pacific.

Its mission is to collect the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish amassed by the tides in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which lies between California and Hawaii.

The apparatus comprises huge floating nets held in place by giant tubes that suck stubborn

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ECJ April/May edition - read online now!

30th of April 2018
ECJ April/May edition - read online now!

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read online. This is the special Interclean Amsterdam preview edition. Other highlights include:

• Business - corporate charitable giving

• Smarter FM - Microsoft is exploring new solutions

• Is the 'smart' revolution leaving the cleaning industry behind?

• Are we turning

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Closing date for entries to Irish cleaning awards is today

30th of April 2018
Closing date for entries to Irish cleaning awards is today

Today is the final date for entries to this year's Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) awards, with the ceremony due to take place on October 19.

There are 13 categories: Retail Buildings; Small Retail Buildings; Hospitality/Leisure/Residential Buildings; Educational Buildings up to Secondary Schools; Educational Buildings, Third Level

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Diversey and Zenith officially form combined group

27th of April 2018
Diversey and Zenith officially form combined group

Diversey and Zenith Hygiene Group have announced completion of the transaction by Bain Capital Private Equity which will combine the two companies, creating the UK and Ireland's largest manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products.

Completion of the deal follows on from customary anti-trust clearance by the Competitions and Markets

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