New French federation president inspires confidence

17th of September 2014
New French federation president inspires confidence

The French federation of cleaning (FEP) has a new president, reports Christian Bouzols.

Max Massa was elected as the new president of the Fédération des entreprises de propreté (FEP) at the closing session its 46th AGM recently.

This self-made boss is definitely not a beginner - far from it. He has spent no fewer than 51

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EFCI Stockholm conference focuses on future of business services

10th of September 2014
EFCI Stockholm conference focuses on future of business services

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) held a conference in Stockholm, Sweden recently. The theme was how the renewed European parliament and commission will impact on business services.

Hosting the event was the Swedish sector association Almega, and Ulf Lindberg and Bengt Jödahl (currently also EFCI president) explained

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Supervisor crucial in employee engagement, says ISS white paper

27th of August 2014
Supervisor crucial in employee engagement, says ISS white paper

ISS has published a white paper spotlighting how engaged employees are more productive, more customer-focused and more loyal. The paper - entitled - 'Employee engagement - the crucial role of the supervisor' - also finds that companies with high levels of employee engagement are more profitable.

Author Donna Brown of ISS describes how employee

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UK commission says cleaning firms are failing to protect cleaners' rights

26th of August 2014
UK commission says cleaning firms are failing to protect cleaners' rights

According to a study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in the UK, some employers in the professional cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff in relation to pay, holiday or sick leave and dealing with their concerns.

The study also says manycleaners feel that their employer, client firms and the

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Countdown to ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

7th of August 2014
Countdown to ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

The first ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition takes place from September 25-27 in Turkey. This is the newest in the ISSA/Interclean series of exhibitions, which are organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with trade organisation ISSA. Turkish cleaning association TESHIAD is a co-organiser of the event.

With over 150 exhibitors and 3,500

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Sealed Air buys Virox Technologies Accel brand

6th of August 2014
Sealed Air buys Virox Technologies Accel brand

Sealed Air, parent company of the Diversey Care business, has acquired the Virox Technologies Accel brand, along with its related healthcare businesses in the USA and Canada.

Diversey Care has had a longstanding exclusive, global relationship with Virox and the acquisition will enhance the company's marketing of Virox's proprietary Accelerated

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