Closing the gender pay gap in French cleaning sector

20th of May 2015
Closing the gender pay gap in French cleaning sector

Men still earn more than women in the French cleaning sector, reports ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols. A new agreement has been signed to address the issue.

At the end of 2014, the French cleaning federation signed an agreement with the trade unions to increase the minimum wages in the sector during 2015. This agreement contains clauses to

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Convergence in facilities management (FM) accelerates rapidly

19th of May 2015
Convergence in facilities management (FM) accelerates rapidly

Fergus Bird, event manager of Facilities Show 2015 discusses the increasing convergence within FM and how it is changing the face of the sector. Convergence is a sign of a maturing market. For facilities management (FM), convergence is resulting in the sector being characterised by one-stop-shop businesses, offering multiple services as a single,

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'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

18th of May 2015
'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

The second International CMS Congress, taking place during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, will have the theme 'People and Business'. Speakers from around Europe, the USA, South Africa, India and China will be taking part, say the organisers.

The programme is supported by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries

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Laundering for cleanrooms

15th of May 2015
Laundering for cleanrooms

CWS-boco is one of the leading international service providers of washroom hygiene, matting, workwear and textile solutions. The company’s headquarters is in Germany and it has facilities in 18 countries. In September of last year it opened its latest cleanroom laundry in Heidenheim, Germany and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the

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FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

15th of May 2015
FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

The US government is calling for more data on medical hand washes and hand sanitisers to ascertain their long-term effects when used daily.

The Food and Drug Administration says more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand cleaners used in hospitals, GP practices and nursing homes.

The FDA wants

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ISS gets highest global outsourcing ranking

14th of May 2015
ISS gets highest global outsourcing ranking

Global facility service provider ISS has achieved the highest possible rating, four full stars, by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

The stars are based on an assessment of the top global outsourcing companies from all industries, including companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, Tata Communications and others. The

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