Labour shortages hit hard

10th of August 2023 Article by Christian Bouzols
Labour shortages hit hard

The trend known as the ‘great resignation’ is hitting the cleaning sector, says Christian Bouzols in France.

For some months now, there has been much talk of a ‘great resignation’ of workers and, more recently, of a growing tendency for workers to just leave their job one day and not come back. These two phenomena – mass resignation and post relinquishment – are hitting the cleaning sector part..

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Survey reveals cautious mood

31st of July 2023 Article by Katja Scholz
Survey reveals cautious mood

German correspondent Katja Scholz brings news of the latest BIV survey of its members.

The Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) has been carrying out a spring business survey for five years now. This is where BIV member companies offer a picture of the mood in the sector and give their views on market forecasts, sales expectations and current issues. This year..

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Sustainability is in the small things

11th of July 2023 Article by John Griep
Sustainability is in the small things

ECJ Dutch correspondent John Griep tells us about an inspirational speaker at a recent VSR event.

Sometimes you have good intentions, and yet there’s still commentary on your actions. That means climate activists can never quite get it right – after all, they also drive a car sometimes, get on an aeroplane or eat the occasional hamburger. Something similar happened to us during our VSR Spring Event.

In an old ..

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Laundry’s role in sustainability

29th of June 2023 Article by Lotte Printz
Laundry’s role in sustainability

A Swedish CEO is urging public bodies not to forget laundry in their initiatives, reports Lotte Printz.

“It really doesn’t have to smell like lemons to be clean,” Mats Marklund, CEO of Swatab points out in Swedish online cleaning newsletter, Cleannet.

An argument that may seem obvious for people in the industry, but nevertheless calls for both instruction and a chan..

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Local authorities break promises

16th of June 2023 Article by Christian Bouzols
Local authorities break promises

The French association FEP is unhappy about the value of public contracts, reports Christian Bouzols.

For some time now, the French cleaning federation (FEP) has been complaining to the public procurement authorities that they haven’t kept their promises to increase the value of their cleaning contracts.

n the context of the government’s intention to re-visit ..

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