Australian cleaners treated unfairly by 38 per cent of contractors, says ombudsman

20th of March 2015
Australian cleaners treated unfairly by 38 per cent of contractors, says ombudsman

Cleaning contractors will face tougher scrutiny after the workplace ombudsman found that nearly 40 per cent of employers were underpaying staff or not following appropriate record-keeping guidelines.

Only 62 per cent of the 578 businesses scrutinised by the Fair Work ombudsman were found to be fully compliant with regulations, a report found. The

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OCS - ready for take-off

12th of March 2015
OCS - ready for take-off

UK-based facilities services provider OCS has been working in aviation for over 50 years and now lists in excess of 50 airlines among its clients, in more than 25 airports worldwide. The company has the contract to clean over 70 per cent of aircraft landing at London’s Heathrow Airport, with British Airways being its largest client

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Distributors must add value to service offering, says INPACS’ Scholes

12th of March 2015
Distributors must add value to service offering, says INPACS’ Scholes

Distributors of cleaning supplies are coming under increasing pressure from price competition, and the future of many is under threat unless they add value to their service offering. That’s the opinion of David Scholes, chief executive of the INPACS international distribution group.

“As a sector, distributors cannot simply sit back

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We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

12th of March 2015
We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

“The profile of the cleaning and FM industry must be raised significantly in the eyes of the general public, and in order for that to happen we need some dynamic figureheads and ambassadors.”

That’s the view of Sarah Bentley, chief executive of the UK-based Building Futures Group (BFG).
“We must pull together all

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Americans seek a no-touch washroom

12th of March 2015
Americans seek a no-touch washroom

A large number of Americans are fastidious about touching the surfaces in public washrooms, according to a study.

The survey revealed that 57 per cent of Americans prefer to operate the toilet flusher with their foot rather than use their hands. Meanwhile, 55 per cent said they used a paper towel to avoid touching the door handle directly.

And

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Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

11th of March 2015
Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

A pan-European study of over 4,000 respondents commissioned by P&G Professional has revealed 97 per cent of hospitality guests felt that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar or hotel - more important than cost, service, location and little perks.

The European study also found if hospitality

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