UK industry tackles modern slavery

22nd of May 2024 Article by Lynn Webster
UK industry tackles modern slavery

From the UK, Lynn Webster on a renewed focus on the impact and evidence of modern slavery.

There has been a recharged focus of the impact and evidence of modern slavery coming through the cleaning industry. It is driven through the launch of industry led initiatives; as headlined at a recent trade show and the publication of studies of its impact on procurement.

With an estimated 100,000  in the UK ‘living&rsqu..

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When a home becomes a business

9th of May 2024 Article by Anna Garbagna
When a home becomes a business

From Italy, Anna Garbagna tells us about the growth of cleaning business in short-term rental properties.

Among the many effects of the pandemic, there has certainly been an increase in short rentals, today a sector of great interest. In addition to hosting healthcare professionals during the health emergency, the short rental has guaranteed hygienic safety features as well as confidentiality and

it is still doing wel..

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Young cleaner wins national title

2nd of May 2024 Article by Katja Scholz
Young cleaner wins national title

ECJ correspondent in Germany Katja Scholz reports from the latest Craft Skills championship.

The winner of the 72nd German Craft Skills championship in the contract cleaning sector is Sarah Lutz. The 20-year-old from Baden-Württemberg in south Germany was the only female trainee worker along with nine men at the start of the competition, secured the national title in the final.

This kind of championship is unique..

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Wages and Olympics bring doubt

25th of April 2024 Article by Christian Bouzols
Wages and Olympics bring doubt

French cleaning firms face uncertainty in 2024 as wages rise and the Olympic Games take place there. Christian Bouzols tells us more.

The year 2023 was an active but quite varied one for French cleaning companies and their clients. The economic background encouraged a high number of takeovers among companies large and small.

According to Patrick Klug, managing director of Entreprises et Décisions, a financial p..

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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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