Services price index well received in France

14th of June 2024
Services price index well received in France

From France Christian Bouzols reports on the recently-introduced cleaning services price index.

An ‘Index Propreté’ (cleaning services price index) has been officially instituted in France in October 2023. It is now published every quarter. According to the feedback received so far, it has been well received not only by

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University aims to set world hand washing record

13th of June 2024
University aims to set world hand washing record

Leicester's De Montfort University is hoping to make a splash for this year's Global Handwashing Day.

The institution is attempting to set a new world record for the largest number of children to wash their hands simultaneously.

The "Germ Busting Washathon" will bring together schoolchildren from across the UK to take part in an online hand

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Sustainability - claims must pass the test

12th of June 2024
Sustainability - claims must pass the test

‘The most sustainable solution’. ‘Better for the environment’. ‘Made with recycled plastic’. Our industry has no shortage of sustainability-related product claims. But do they hold water? And do they benefit customers? Let’s work together to get our industry’s green claims right - says Malene Thiele,

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Irish minister signs order to increase contract cleaning sector pay

11th of June 2024
Irish minister signs order to increase contract cleaning sector pay

The Irish minister for business, employment and retail - Emer Higgins - has approved an Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the contract cleaning sector, which provides for an increase in the minimum wage.

From June 1 all workers in the industry aged 18 or over are entitled to a minimum rate of pay of €13.30 per hour, up from

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Quality deserves more than a score

11th of June 2024
Quality deserves more than a score

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands explains how the organisation assesses cleaning quality.

At VSR, we do not assess cleaning quality by means of a score, but with the Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL), part of our proven VSR-KMS system. For the quality of cleaning delivered, an unambiguous score is simply inadequate. You can’t just lump

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Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

10th of June 2024
Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

In this exclusive report for ECJ Fernando Sabino and Daniela Rocha at the Portuguese contract cleaning association APFS tell us about the key trends and statistics. The cleaning sector in Portugal grew by 50 per cent between 2018 and 2022, and there are now 7805 businesses operating.

Portugal is the host country for the 2024 European Cleaning

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