Solutions to combat poverty risk

18th of April 2024 Article by John Griep
Solutions to combat poverty risk

Low-skilled workers in the Dutch cleaning sector are at a higher risk of poverty, explains VSR’s John Griep.

A 2021 report by the Social Economic Council (SER) shows low-skilled workers in the Dutch cleaning sector are at greater risk of poverty. The issue occurs in all sectors with relatively more minimum wages, temporary workers and short working weeks.

All properties that are ch..

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High-fives, hearts and cake

11th of April 2024 Article by Lotte Printz
High-fives, hearts and cake

The first Cleaners’ Day in Denmark went well with the sector, says Lotte Printz. Media still reluctant.

Imagine entering an empty office every night when everyone else has gone home, working on your own without the support of colleagues and without any recognition for your job whatsoever…

That’s what everyday life for many cleaning operatives looks like and that’s how one of numerous posts on s..

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How to make sense of ESG goals?

4th of April 2024 Article by Lynn Webster
How to make sense of ESG goals?

How can the cleaning sector unravel the ESG goals set by the UN? Lynn Webster takes a closer look.

The New Year started with impacts from COP26 for many organisations. Topics covering youth and public empowerment; nature and land use; transport the built environment; energy, science and innovation.

Unravelling of ESG goals for any cleaning company has its challenges and this is compounded for the smaller and medium size c..

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Looking forward to Europe’s biggest cleaning industry show

27th of February 2024 Article by Robert Stelling
Looking forward to Europe’s biggest cleaning industry show

Europe’s largest exhibition for the professional cleaning sector - Interclean Amsterdam - will take place from May 14-17 at RAI Amsterdam. Robert Stelling, director of Interclean global events at RAI Amsterdam, tells us more about what to expect in this exclusive piece for ECJ. ECJ is the official media partner of Interclean Amsterdam.  

This year Interclean is pulling out all the stops. Our team has been busy..

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Skills make for a sustainable future

7th of February 2024 Article by Lynn Webster
Skills make for a sustainable future

In the UK, Lynn Webster reports from an event focusing on business responsibilities in key areas.

With so much media traffic and business responsibilities around the economy, climate change and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) specifically, these were the theme of a Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) members event.

We were fortunate to have some eminent sp..

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