Agreement at last for Dutch cleaners

28th of June 2012
Agreement at last for Dutch cleaners

Nico Lemmens at ISS Facility Services, ECJ's reporter in the Netherlands, brings news after a new collective agreement. This comes after a long period of dispute between trades unions and employers.

In April, trades unions and employers in the Dutch cleaning sector have agreed in principle upon a new collective labour agreement for 2012 and 2013.

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Finding the right match

28th of June 2012
Finding the right match

In light of recent mergers in the cleaning and FM industries, James Metzger of Metzger Business Search offers advice on how to find the best strategic match when acquiring a business.

Most companies considering an acquisition do so to complement the organic growth of their own business. Acquisitions can provide companies with added skills and

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Not just outdoors

28th of June 2012
Not just outdoors

Ann Laffeaty finds out about the increasingly sophisticated window cleaning systems on the market that can be used for cleaning the interior windows of offices, stores and other facilities without causing any disruption or water damage.

Traditional window cleaning systems involve buckets, squeegees, detergents and plenty of water. Even water-fed

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The bigger picture for food hygiene

28th of June 2012
The bigger picture for food hygiene

Food-safe detergents for cleaning down surfaces are a basic necessity when equipping a hygienic food preparation environment. But in the bigger picture there are plenty of other products that can help to avoid the risk of cross-contamination, as Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Most of us accept the vital role that food-safe detergents play in

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Largest market in Europe

28th of June 2012
Largest market in Europe

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Germany. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market. We also report on the latest statistics related to cleaning equipment manufacturers.

The commercial cleaning

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Hygiene vital to human health

27th of June 2012

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits Dako in Denmark, a company specialising in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, to find out how ISS manages a wide range of  facility services there.

Dako’s mission is to fight cancer and from its base in Glostrup, Denmark it provides reagents, instruments and software that give fast and accurate answers

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