Denmark's invisible cleaners

26th of June 2013
Denmark's invisible cleaners

ECJ Scandinavian correspondent, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a recent Danish research project amongst immigrant cleaners.

Improvement of the psychosocial working environment among immigrants and migrant workers in cleaning jobs is possible, according to Danish researchers from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment

» read more

Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

25th of June 2013
Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

Georg Lintner of the Austrian professional cleaning association writes exclusively for ECJ about the professional cleaning sector in Austria as part of our series focusing on the major countries of Europe.

In the Austrian cleaning sector there are currently 8,100 companies, employing a total of 52,000 people. The proportion of female employees is

» read more

Future of UK cleaning industry shows

25th of June 2013
Future of UK cleaning industry shows

The ECJ UK correspondent looks back at the recent Cleaning Show and contemplates the future for industry exhibitions.

The Cleaning Show has come and gone, reported enthusiastically by the cleaning media, totally ignored elsewhere. The show was small which superficially could be put down to the economic slowdown and the much touted triple dip

» read more

More training focus in Italy

24th of June 2013
More training focus in Italy

Anna Garbagna analyses the results of a recent survey into the Italian distribution sector.

The proportion of companies with a turnover of under one million euros is 50.7 per cent compared with 53.9 per cent in 2010, while 11.8 per cent have turnover between one and 1.5 million euros, 16.7 per cent between 1.5 and 2.5 million and 20.8 per cent

» read more

Healthy growth continues in Russia

24th of June 2013
Healthy growth continues in Russia

Russian reporter Oleg Popov from Cristanval cleaning company reviews latest sector statistics.

In 2009, the Russian cleaning market reached one billion dollars in volume.  Based on figures from marketing research done by the DISCOVER Research Group, between 2010 and 2012, that volume practically doubled.

Growth in the market is due to

» read more

Occupational hazards in Germany

24th of June 2013
Occupational hazards in Germany

ECJ’s correspondent in Germany Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports on occupational health statistics.

In 2009 occupational disability caused an estimated loss of 1.3 million man-years which means a gross loss of 75 billion euros, taking into account that all employees create value with their work.

Good news first: occupational safety is

» read more

All Articles

Our Partners

  • ISSA Interclean
  • EFCI
  • EU-nited