Cleaning staff unwilling to learn?

13th of June 2022
Cleaning staff unwilling to learn?

Do cleaning staff have a resistance to learning new things? VSR’s John Griep is ECJ’s Dutch reporter.

Thirty-nine per cent of cleaning staff say they are not particularly willing to learn new things. At least, this is one of the results from a sector analysis published by the Dutch Council for Industrial Relations in the Cleaning and

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Radio talk show for cleaning sector

10th of June 2022
Radio talk show for cleaning sector

A German radio station has its own talk show for the contract cleaning business, reports Katja Scholz.

From apprentices to master craftsmen, from carpenters to contract cleaners, from Hamburg to Zurich – Radio Handwerker (radio for skilled tradespeople) has been a daily source of relevant information along with music and discussion on

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Creating a high value network

6th of April 2022
Creating a high value network

ECJ Italy correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on recent association activities there.

The institutional activity of Afidamp is becoming increasingly important.  In 2021 the association carried out several projects which resulted in the definition of interassociative activities to create a high value network for the sector and its

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Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

28th of March 2022
Cleaning robots - man and machine in harmony

John Griep in the Netherlands looks at the use of robots in the sector and analyses their impact.

When the first robotic scrubber dryer was launched over 15 years ago, robotisation was seen by many as a threat. Would cleaning robots take over the jobs of professional cleaners in the future? Meanwhile, in 2022 that fear no longer seems relevant.

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A new cleaning service model

24th of March 2022
A new cleaning service model

Christian Bouzols reports from France on a cleaning company doing business differently post-Covid.

“My problem with Covid isn’t as bad as my problem with home working. Some of my clients are cancelling their business leases and this is hurting us quite badly because a large part of our portfolio is comprised of people involved in

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Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

22nd of March 2022
Cleaning - largest skilled workforce in Germany

Katja Scholz, ECJ reporter, on latest cleaning industry data.

The sector report from the contract cleaning trade appeared at the beginning of the new year – with facts, figures and trends regarding the skilled trade with the largest workforce in Germany:  27,545 firms with just under 665,000 employees and a turnover of over €19

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