Irish cleaners to receive pay increase

20th of October 2015
Irish cleaners to receive pay increase

About 50,000 workers in Ireland's security and contract cleaning sectors are to receive pay increases under new employment regulation orders.

Under the new measures signed by minister for business and employment Ged Nash, pay for 30,000 contract cleaning personnel will rise to €9.75 per hour.

Nash urged employers in the retail,

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World Toilet College to open in India

19th of October 2015
World Toilet College to open in India

India is a country where people are more likely to have access to a smartphone than a toilet. Now one manman plans to spark a sanitary revolution in India with the first World Toilet College.

Dubbed 'Mr Toilet', Singaporean Jack Sim is widely known as the businessman who retired at the age of 40 after successfully winding up 16 businesses, to

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ISSA women's network opens membership

16th of October 2015
ISSA women's network opens membership

Cleaning industry association ISSA is inviting members to its new ISSA Hygieia Network - a women’s forum with the mission of advancing and retaining female professionals in all sectors and at all levels of the global cleaning community.

Named after the Greek goddess of cleaning and hygiene, this worldwide forum aims to provide its members

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CMS Purus Award winners announced

14th of October 2015
CMS Purus Award winners announced

The opening day of the recent CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin saw the presentation of the Purus Awards for product design. Awards were made in four categories.

In Machinery the winner was the VP600 vacuum cleaner from Nilfisk, thanks to its automatic cable winder, light weight and ease with which various elements can be replaced.

The

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Diversity Week at Mitie

13th of October 2015
Diversity Week at Mitie

Leading UK facilities management company Mitie celebrated Diversity Week throughout the business at the end of September.

Over the week the company hosted a series of events, workshops, online training and keynote speeches across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the differences of its people and raise awareness and understanding of diversity and

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University pioneers new device for cleaning medical instruments

12th of October 2015
University pioneers new device for cleaning medical instruments

A device that is said to be able to effectively clean surgical instruments using cold water alone has been pioneered at the University of Southampton.

StarStream uses a combination of ultrasound and bubbles to 'scrub' the surface of instruments.

Manufactured by Ultrawave, StarStream supplies a gentle stream of water via a nozzle that generates

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