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Our UK correspondent explores the controversial issue of outsourcing in the services sector.
Outsourcing, the way in which most of our cleaning services are provided today, has been the recipient of a poor press recently which it ought to regard as a shot across the bows for an industry which some may feel is a little too pleased with itself.
French reporter Christian Bouzols brings news of an agreement designed to improve part-time working.
The major French unions and the French cleaning federation FEP have come to an agreement, expressed in a joint declaration, to improve provisions concerning part-time working in the cleaning sector. Their agreement is to move forward on existing
ECJ Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings latest news from the cleaning sector, including elections in one of the most important trade associations.
In June Pietro Auletta, managing director of the company Dussmann Service, was unanimously elected by Assemblea UNIFerr to be president of the National Union of Railway Cleaning Companies and
ECJ’s reporter in Russia, Oleg Popov of Cristanval, reports on new anti-discrimination laws.
In the past, one might see the following advertisement: “Seeking a Russian cleaning woman under 45 years old.” Now one can only write: “Seeking a cleaning woman.” Due to such changes in legislation, the stream of
ECJ’s correspondent in Germany Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from the recent VDMA meeting.
On the occasion of the triennial meeting of the VDMA, cleaning machine manufacturing trade association, the re-elected chairman of the board, Markus Asch, addressed present and future challenges and opportunities of the industry.
There has been a survey covering the cleaning sector in the Netherlands recently. ECJ correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports.
The Dutch cleaning industry consists of three sub sectors: institutional cleaning of buildings (71 per cent), window cleaning (10 per cent), and specialised companies (for example, salvage, cleaning in