Away-from-home washrooms - living up to expectation?

29th of May 2023
Away-from-home washrooms - living up to expectation?

ECJ finds out what people expect to find in away-from-home washrooms - and whether or not this is actually being delivered.

Washrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Some are purely functional and only offer the bare essentials - namely soap, toilet paper and hand-drying facilities. Others go the extra mile to impress visitors and will perhaps

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News from Denmark - feel-good trilogy with an edge

26th of May 2023
News from Denmark - feel-good trilogy with an edge

Lotte Printz in Denmark talks to Estrid Dyekjær, a novelist who criticise tender systems in her books.

“I have this song in my head, ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ (1936 song by George Formby)…,” Estrid Dyekjær bursts out enthusiastically when I first get her on the phone.

“And it makes me so

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Supporting European policymaking - the role of social dialogue

24th of May 2023
Supporting European policymaking - the role of social dialogue

Since the construction of the Maastricht Treaty, social dialogue has been identified as one of the features on which the European social model is built. Matteo Matarazzo, director general at EFCI, explains its role and how it functions in the cleaning sector.  

When it comes to decision-making in the European Union, next to the traditional

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ECJ celebrates 30 years as only pan-European cleaning magazine

22nd of May 2023
ECJ celebrates 30 years as only pan-European cleaning magazine

The first edition of European Cleaning Journal (ECJ) was published in March 1993, just as trade barriers across Europe were coming down and the possibilities for business expansion and greater co-operation between the countries of Europe grew.

Founding editor Michelle Marshall is still the editor of ECJ today and she takes a look back at the

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School cleaners assigned more than 600 tasks a day in ‘impossible workload’

28th of March 2023
School cleaners assigned more than 600 tasks a day in ‘impossible workload’

Cleaners of state schools in New South Wales, Australia, are given less than a minute a day to mop floors, clean toilets and empty bins, according to Australia's United Workers Union.

The UWU claims this is an "impossible workload" and is leading to stress and injury among cleaners. And besides being one of the lowest-paid professions in the

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Interclean China set to return in October

27th of March 2023
Interclean China set to return in October

Interclean China, the international trade show for cleaning and hygiene in China, is set to return from October 18-20 in Chongqing. This follows three years of closed borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 200 exhibitors are expected, more than 40 keynote speakers and around 8,000 visitors.

Backed by the longstanding success of its globally

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