Europe’s industry delegates come together for EFCI meetings

9th of August 2023
Europe’s industry delegates come together for EFCI meetings

Earlier in the summer, delegates representing the associations of the European cleaning industry convened in Brussels for EFCI’s General Meetings 2023. Director general Matteo Matarazzo tells us more. 

President of EFCI Lorenzo Mattioli opened this year’s meeting with an overview of the past year and highlighted the importance of

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News from the Netherlands - new tool measures perception

30th of May 2023
News from the Netherlands - new tool measures perception

VSR director John Griep tells us about a new measurement tool that focuses on perception.

VSR and industry organisation Schoonmakend Nederland have commissioned the development of a new measurement tool. This instrument measures the perception of cleanliness by premises users. This is somewhat different from cleaning quality, which is already

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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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Brexit - fresh uncertainty for UK firms

20th of April 2023
Brexit - fresh uncertainty for UK firms

Swathes of EU-derived legislation look set to be scrapped in the UK by the end of 2023 in a government drive to ‘get Brexit done’ once and for all. But opponents of the move fear vital citizen rights and safeguards could be stripped away in the haste to push the reforms through, Hartley Milner reports.

Around 4,000 pieces of

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News from France - manufacturing is a specialist market

18th of April 2023
News from France - manufacturing is a specialist market

Cleaning firms serving industrial clients must have specific skills – reports Christian Bouzols in France.

Beyond the training of cleaners, the purchase of equipment and the need to innovate, those contractors who want to work for industrial clients need to develop a specific set of skills. Outsourcing of cleaning services by industrial

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