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Transfield Services upbeat with record contracted revenue

Securing an expanded NSW Government cleaning contract has proven a major fillip to Transfield Services’ burgeoning contracts’ book. In releasing its first half results yesterday, Transfield Services reiterated its full year guidance target, confirming it has record contracted revenue and delivered key elements of its strategy despite continuing tough conditions….

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Use Earth Day as a marketing opportunity

Use Earth Day as a marketing opportunity

By Stephen Ashkin* April 22 is Earth Day, the annual celebration of our planet and a time for people around the world to assess what they can do individually and collectively to keep our planet clean, Green, and healthy. In recent years, many businesses have joined in the celebration, emphasising…

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Cleaning contracting in WA lacks training companies

Lack of trainers threatens WA industry skills

Hundreds of cleaning industry employees are being deprived of critical training due to a lack of training organisations in Western Australia. After the cleaning industry has been battling for years to have the minimum weekly hours worked reduced from 20 to 15, there are no registered training organisations (RTOs) with…

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Cleaning as the ‘life saver’ replete with opportunities

The vital role cleaning plays in maintaining public hygiene was highlighted at the World Federation of Building Service Contractors 2011 Congress. A number of leading BSC executives explained how our industry can capitalise by ensuring it’s on the front line in combating pandemics and hospital acquired infections. The WFBSC 2011…

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WTO, Jack Sim and INCLEAN

World Toilet Summit to be held in Haikou

The 11th World Toilet Summit will be held 22 to 25 November 2011 in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. The World Toilet Organization (WTO), headquartered in Singapore, is a global non-profit organisation committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. Founded by Singaporean Jack Sim, the WTO is…

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INCLEAN promotes

Well-deserved kudos for is a comprehensive resource for the information BSCs, in-house institutional teams and distributors need in combatting pandemics. Designed and managed by Diversey, the site includes an array of valuable resources. They cover live feeds on the latest pandemic status; an H1N1 information centre; a description of the various types…

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INCLEAN supports Civenex

Innovations galore at CIVENEX 2011

Visitors to CIVENEX 2011 will appreciate the big line-up of product and system innovations that will be on show mid-May. “With exhibition space filling quickly, CIVENEX 2011 is going to be one of the biggest yet. This year, many exhibitors have expanded sites to take advantage of this time of…

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INCLEAN magazine supports CIRI

CIRI to conduct second survey for Cleaning Science Symposium

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) has released its second survey, designed to help organisers further develop pertinent topical information, for CIRI’s upcoming Cleaning Science Symposium, Green Cleaning & Science. The event will be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology Conference Center in Atlanta, 27 to 29 April…

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WFBSC Auckland, cleaning and hygiene

This is a noble business, says Diversey’s Lonergan

The cleaning and hygiene industry has a responsibility to contribute to the better management of facilities and it can make the world a better place. Importantly, leaders such as Diversey have the intellectual property and technology to assist service provider clients in implementing sustainability programs. In what was acclaimed by…

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Take in the latest technology at Pulire 2011

When: 24 to 26 May 2011 Where: Verona, Italy One of the most important international cleaning events, Pulire 2011, will be held 24 to 26 May 2011 in Verona, Italy. This is an exhibition that showcases the latest in equipment technology, reflecting the ongoing, innovative, role played by Italian cleaning…

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Laws warns industry on FWO’s ‘sham contracting’ investigations

A Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) director has emphasised that her body will be making an example of the contract cleaning industry’s endemic ‘sham contracting’. The just published Australian Cleaning Contractors’ Association’s February 2011 newsletter carries a lead item written by ACCA’s executive director John Laws, who had been talking with…

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Curitiba and Large

WFBSC’s ambitions to be global industry ‘standard bearer’

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is adopting a more aggressive marketing stance in order to position itself as the leading promoter of the cleaning industry, globally. Recognising that to-date it has largely been an inward looking organisation, talking largely only to itself, the WFBSC believes it can…

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