Greek cleaners fighting back against austerity

13th of January 2015
Greek cleaners fighting back against austerity

A 53-year-old cleaning lady in Greece has become a figurehead for a nation fed up with austerity.

Since Despoina Kostopoulou became one of almost 600 cleaning ladies sacked by the Greek Finance ministry on a cost-cutting drive in 2013, she has terrorised not only her own government, but also the bureaucrats from the International Monetary Fund

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Hagleitner takes over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria

12th of January 2015
Hagleitner takes over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria

With effect from January 1, Austrian hygiene systems specialist Hagleitner has taken over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria.

"The increasing hygiene demand with our clients calls for innovations and a higher service level, explained  managing director Hans Georg Hagleitner. "This acquisition allows us an even tighter

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City wants street cleaners to wear tracking devices

9th of January 2015
City wants street cleaners to wear tracking devices

Cleaning companies in Israel are objecting to requirements from their local authority that staff should wear electronic tracking devices when going about their tasks.

However, the municipal authorities in the city of Elad are adamant that this requirement is legal and that the condition will remain in place.

The Israeli city has put its

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UK CSSA ends merger with BFG

9th of January 2015
UK CSSA ends merger with BFG

Members of the UK body that represents the contract cleaning sector - the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) - have resolved to end its current merger process with the Building Futures Group (BFG).

In a joint statement the CSSA said its members wish to focus on the contract cleaning sector and they are now considering their

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Office of the future has no toilet tissue!

8th of January 2015
Office of the future has no toilet tissue!

Dutch technology company Decos is so committed to the environment that it has removed all paper from its office - including toilet tissue.

But don't be alarmed, employees don't have to rely on drip-drying. Instead they use 'shower toilets' which wash away any residue. The AquaClean toilets in question - created by Geberit - use a pulsating jet of

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De Bruin is new vice-chairman of ISSA European Council

7th of January 2015
De Bruin is new vice-chairman of ISSA European Council

Michel de Bruin, ceo of Netherlands-based microfibre specialist Greenspeed, has been appointed to the position of vice-chairman of the ISSA European Council.

De Bruin will also continue to represent the interests of the Benelux region on the industry association's council.

He commented on his appointment: "ISSA has much to offer everyone in all

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