FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

15th of June 2017
FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

European contract cleaning association FIDEN will hold its 61st congress in Lucerne, Switzerland from October 19-22.

The general theme for this year is Positioning as a Building Service Provider in Times of Digital Change. There will be a general introduction of the state of the Swiss FM and real estate market, before moving on to a keynote

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Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

14th of June 2017
Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

The Spanish cleaning sector has seen an increase in employee absenteeism of 53 per cent compared with 2013, according to latest reports from Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL.

A total of 16,895 employees did not turn up to their place on at least one occasion in 2016. The assocation's president Juan Díez de los Ríos

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Not every disability is visible

13th of June 2017
Not every disability is visible

Paul Wonnacott is managing director and president of Vectair Systems, specialist in washroom hygiene and aircare systems. In his latest blog he talks about Vectair's involvement with Crohn's and Colitis UK.

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International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards takes place this week

12th of June 2017
International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards takes place this week

This Thursday, June 15, has been designated International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards 2017. Uni Global Union, which organises the campaign, is encouraging cleaning and security unions to gather on all continents for a day of global solidarity and strength to highlight the fight of cleaners and guards for decent jobs, safe work and

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Walking off into the sunset...

9th of June 2017
Walking off into the sunset...

Thinking about selling your small business and retiring? Well, don’t book that world cruise just yet…there’s much to think about and do before you go sailing off into the sunset, writes Hartley Milner.

You will have put much time, toil and tears into building up your business, so you will expect a handsome payback on your

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Tork sets up paper towel recycling scheme

8th of June 2017
Tork sets up paper towel recycling scheme

Used paper towels are being collected from washrooms and recycled into new tissue products under a scheme being trialled by by SCA.

The company has teamed up with various local partners to implement the scheme, which is being piloted in Germany and the Netherlands. Used Tork hand towels are collected from office washrooms and then recycled

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