Cleaners in Kent may get 'essential worker' status

21st of September 2018
Cleaners in Kent may get 'essential worker' status

Cleaners in Kent in the south of England may be given "essential worker" status meaning they would rank alongside teachers and soldiers for priority affordable housing.

The new definition is being discussed by members of Sevenoaks District Council's housing advisory committee as a result of a shortage of cleaners in the area.

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Talking about the weather...

21st of September 2018
Talking about the weather...

UK reporter Lynn Webster looks back on a long hot summer, and its impact on the workplace.

The weather, and the British obsession with talking about it, has been puzzling outsiders for decades however we have seen some extremes this summer. And there has been much debate about the impact of the ‘heatwave’ on the workplace.

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Healthy growth for Italy's cleaning sector

21st of September 2018
Healthy growth for Italy's cleaning sector

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports for ECJ on latest statistics for the professional cleaning market.

The sector is healthy, growing in Italy as well as abroad: that is the picture of the professional cleaning sector according to the regular annual survey carried out by AfidampFAB, the Association of Italian manufacturers of Machines, Products and

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Are washroom dispensers indispensable?

20th of September 2018
Are washroom dispensers indispensable?

Dispensers often come as part of the package when buying consumables such as soap, hand towels and toilet paper for an away-from-home washroom. But are they always strictly necessary asks Ann Laffeaty.

The soap and paper dispensers supplied in publicly-used washrooms are an integral part of any hygiene system – at least if manufacturers are

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Results-driven cleaning

20th of September 2018
Results-driven cleaning

Dutch reporter Jacco Vonhof writes about a recent visit to the VSR association by a Singaporean government delegation.

The government of Singapore – the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (EMAS) – asked our association to teach them more about the Dutch cleaning market,

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Workwear - keeping up appearances

20th of September 2018
Workwear - keeping up appearances

ECJ’s Lotte Printz takes a look at workwear in Denmark where unusually high temperatures over the summer ignited a heated debate on dress codes.

Sandals and shorts signal “lack of authority”. Or at least that’s what leading public transport companies in Denmark think and the reason why their drivers are not allowed to wear

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