Sodexo signs trade union agreements

25th of July 2011
Sodexo signs trade union agreements

Global building services provide Sodexo has signed a National Framework Agreement with three of the UK's leading trades unions - Unite, UNISON and GMB.

The agreement defines the nature of the strategic relationship between Sodexo and the three unions, and identifies guiding principles for managers, union representatives and other employees

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Research backs up copper infection reduction claims

21st of July 2011
Research backs up copper infection reduction claims

Early results from a multi-site clinical trial in the US demonstrate the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms resulted in a 40.4 per cent reduction in the risk of acquiring a hospital infection.

Initial study results were presented at the World Health Organisation's first International Conference on Prevention and

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World federation to play more positive role

20th of July 2011
World federation to play more positive role

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is to play a more positive and proactive role in the global cleaning sector, its executive vice president Andrew Large has told ECJ.

The federation - which has been in existence for many years and comprises national associations, individual contractors and manufacturers - has long been

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Build-up to India exhibition

19th of July 2011
Build-up to India exhibition

Professional cleaning show Clean India Pulire takes place from November 10-12 in Mumbai. Organisers Virtual Info Systems and Afidamp Servizi report that over 90 per cent of stand space has now been filled.

International names including Diversey, Kärcher, Nilfisk, Vectair, 3M, Santoemma and Eureka have booked stands. And for the first time

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Fimap wins quality accolade

15th of July 2011
Fimap wins quality accolade

Cleaning machine manufacturer Fimap, which has its headquarters in Italy, has been awarded the Top Performance 2010 award by the Italian Quality Certification Bureau (QCB).

The award, founded in 2005, is presented annually to the company that has shown consistent compliance with the QCB quality standards, and has been certified for at least three

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EU maternity leave directive set to be shelved

7th of July 2011
EU maternity leave directive set to be shelved

A controversial draft EU law that would give women 20 weeks of maternity leave on full pay are set to be shelved by EU employment ministers.

A consortium of member states led by Germany and the UK are to freeze the Pregnant Workers Directive in the hope that the European Commission will later abandon it.In its original proposal for a directive

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