Both employers and workers benefit in many ways from flexible working time arrangements - says a new European Commission study. The report on flexible working time arrangements and gender equality provides an overview of current practices in the 27 EU and the EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).
It focuses on
The standard deadline in the European Union for both public and private sectors to pay a bill for goods or services will now be 30 days. The European Parliament has adopted the revised version of the so-called Late Payments Directive.
The main objective of this revision is to ensure small and medium sized firms no longer face financial problems
Euro MPs have backed a controversial draft law to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay and make that mandatory in the EU. Minimum maternity leave in the EU is currently 14 weeks. The European Commission now has to find a compromise that will also be acceptable to the member states.
According to the Parliament, a female employee should
How do trolley manufacturers incorporate all the necessary elements of a rigorous cleaning regime into one compact unit that can be pushed with ease by the operator? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Trolleys need to incorporate a wide range of cleaning tools – not to mention heavy buckets and detergents – in order to make them viable as a
A round-up of latest in trolley technology as part of our special report.
In line with market demands for 'made to measure' trolleys, the SmartCar model from Wetrok is based on a modular system that can be customised to meet different cleaning requirements. It can also be equipped for bucketless wet cleaning of floors with the use
For some years the Dutch guidelines on infection prevention and the country's method of dealing with MRSA outbreaks have been held up as an example to the healthcare profession around the world. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands to meet Thea Daha, an infection control specialist for the