Apprentice appeal

15th of October 2010

As French reporter Christian Bouzols explains, the French cleaning federation has set aside funds to help apprentices in the industry with living costs.

As young people starting off in working life, apprentices often need a bit of material support. They’ll need to find a place to live, to have a driving licence and to acquire some of the

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Specific software

15th of October 2010

Dutch correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel discusses software dedicated to cleaning operations.

The Netherlands has a bit of a reputation when it comes to software development. Examples are games like Overlord and the gaming sites of Spil Games; the navigation software of Tom-Tom and accounting software. No less so in cleaning. Specific cleaning

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Cleaning firms' message

15th of October 2010

Cleaning companies in Italy have voiced their discontent at public sector payment delays, writes Anna Garbagna.

In Italy cleaning companies have launched an appeal: in fact many of them, creditors of public administrations, can no longer bear the financial burden of the constant and growing delays to payment for their services. The consequences

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New reporter wanted

15th of October 2010

Tom Crockford, ECJ's Scandinavian correspondent for many years, has decided to retire.

In writing this regular column, I have tried to give the rest of Europe a glimpse of how the professional cleaning sector operates in Scandinavia. I’m not sure how well I have succeeded in this but it has, nevertheless, been a worthwhile exercise for I

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Public sector rules

15th of October 2010

Latest news at the Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber from Marek Kowalski.

In January Polish Cleaning Industry Chamber initiated the Cleaning Industry Employers Association, PSC. This is another stage of unification of industry employers who co-operate with each other on an everyday basis and come across similar problems in dealings with state-run

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Survey highlights concerns about poor washrooms

15th of October 2010
Survey highlights concerns about poor washrooms

A large majority of people fear that poor hand washing and drying facilities in public toilets are posing a risk to their health, says new research commissioned by washroom products supplier Kimberly-Clark Professional. It questioned just over 700 consumers in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Russia earlier this

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