Success in Poland

30th of June 2011
Success in Poland

Marek Kowalski from the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce reviews the recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN CEE show in Warsaw.

We are through the fifth ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) event - another successful show. The number of exhibitors grew by 10 per cent, the exhibition area by 20 per cent and the number of visitors by 33 per cent.

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Take advice on training

29th of June 2011
Take advice on training

Latest news on from the UK's cleaning sector from ECJ's reporter - including a look at the importance of effective training.

We were pleased but a little disappointed by the coverage of The Cleaning Show. Pleased because, on the face of it, the show was a success. For some companies it undoubtedly was. It does not explain the comparatively small

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Hospital infections focus

29th of June 2011
Hospital infections focus

Italian cleaning association Afidamp has organised a series of seminars focusing on the healthcare sector - reports Anna Garbagna.

Afidamp, the Italian association of producers of machines, tools and equipment for professional cleaning and environmental hygiene, is 30 years old and it wanted to celebrate its anniversary with past and present

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Cleaning goes political

29th of June 2011
Cleaning goes political

Correspondent Tom Crockford on how political trends in the Nordic countries could influence the cleaning sector.

It is perhaps hard to associate national politics with the everyday business of contract cleaning. However the recent parliamentary elections in Finland sent a reminder that if certain trends continue, they may have something of an

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Mixed results on labour

29th of June 2011
Mixed results on labour

The cleaning sector was closely monitored by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate in 2010. ECJ correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the results.

The Dutch Labour Inspectorate has changed its approach from random inspections of all companies and industries to a more targeted approach, focusing on sectors and companies that are likely to take the

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Hygiene traffic lights

29th of June 2011
Hygiene traffic lights

The German government has decided to introduce a system indicating levels of hygiene in restaurants – reports ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh.

After many years of discussion, the ministers for consumer protection of the federal states of Germany have finally decided to introduce a system to indicate the hygiene level of

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