Washroom services in German court

23rd of September 2014
Washroom services in German court

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from Germany on court cases brought against two companies responsible for cleaning motorway service station washrooms.

More than 10 years ago Autobahn (motorway) drivers hesitated to use the free toilets of German motorway service areas because of poor hygiene standards there. These days they can enjoy the comfort

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Cleaners’ ID cards debate in Denmark

22nd of September 2014
Cleaners’ ID cards debate in Denmark

A highly publicised case about nine Romanians cleaners who were kept in a garage without toilet and running water, is one of the reasons why Danish employers and Danish labour union 3F have made demands for the introduction of a compulsory ID card for all employees in the cleaning industry. ECJ correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports.

In the

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The future of building services in Italy

19th of September 2014
The future of building services in Italy

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings news of a law which should bring greater professionalism to the commercial cleaning sector.

“At last a law for the service sector which firmly contributes towards professionalisation of the cleaning sector and its companies, fighting the underground economy, relaunching employment and promoting

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ECJ Floorcare Focus available online now!

19th of September 2014
ECJ Floorcare Focus available online now!

ECJ's special supplement Floorcare Focus is now available to read online. This stand-alone publication addresses the challenges and issues surrounding modern floor cleaning operations.

Subjects covered include improvement of productivity; the importance of effective floor pads; health and safety; training; carpet care; and mopping.

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Cleaning companies adapt to a changing Russian economy

18th of September 2014
Cleaning companies adapt to a changing Russian economy

ECJ correspondent Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning in Russia explains how economic changes have impacted on the sector.

Just a few years back, the cleaning market was not only experiencing steady growth but a boost in its profitability. In a period of well-being, companies strive to enlarge their business and grab a share of the market. For the

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Ready for the next adventure

18th of September 2014
Ready for the next adventure

Rob den Hertog, project manager for the ISSA/Interclean series of exhibitions, writes his latest exclusive blog for the ECJ website. He looks ahead to the first ISSA/Interclean Istanbul event, which takes place next week.

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