Latest ECJ - read online now or download the app

26th of June 2019
Latest ECJ - read online now or download the app

The June/July edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website.

In this issue:

• Food hygiene - kitchens on show must meet highest standards

• Smart solutions - Swiss Posts' digital facilities services platform

• Taiwan - focus on the emerging cleaning sector

• Business - time to review your marketing

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Dussmann buys STS Group

25th of June 2019
Dussmann buys STS Group

Dussmann Group, the facilities service provider based in Germany, is to acquire the multinational specialist engineering company STS Group, which has its headquarters in Ireland.Dr Wolfgang Häfele, Dussmann Group executive board spokesman comments on the acquisition: "We recently announced the progression of the 'Dussmann Next Level' strategy

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Liverpool’s council and supporters praised for their cleaning efforts

24th of June 2019
Liverpool’s council and supporters praised for their cleaning efforts

Praise has poured in for Liverpool council workers who cleared the streets quickly and efficiently after the city's Champion's League victory parade.

Workers faced a massive task in removing debris from the streets after 36 hours of celebrations involving 750,000 people. But the council's cleaning teams were out within minutes of the celebrations

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Japanese bullet train operator aims to speed up cleaning

21st of June 2019
Japanese bullet train operator aims to speed up cleaning

In a move to better compete with a rival train operator's famous "seven-minute miracle" for cleaning a bullet train between its arrival and departure, Central Japan Railway Co will shave off two minutes from its own shinkansen cleaning work, beginning next spring.

JR Central plans to complete cleaning of its 16-car Nozomi bullet trains at Tokyo

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Costa and Subway cafes in hospitals 'are putting patients at risk'

20th of June 2019
Costa and Subway cafes in hospitals 'are putting patients at risk'

A study has revealed "unacceptably high" levels of harmful bacteria in UK hospital cafes run by Costa and Subway.

Researchers from BBC's Watchdog Live found salmonella and staphylococcus in branches run by both chains. However, no such contamination was found in cafes run by the Royal Voluntary Service.

The team swabbed tables, trays and ice at

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Dirty schools pose a health risk, union warns

19th of June 2019
Dirty schools pose a health risk, union warns

Cleaning cutbacks pose a health risk for pupils and staff, according to a Scottish teaching union.

In a survey of more than 600 schools, a total of 80 per cent of respondents said their school had suffered a drop in the frequency or quality of cleaning due to budget cuts in the past three years. And more than 100 said their classrooms were

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