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WFBSC Cleaning for Health scoping doc

WFBSC initiative to ensure healthcare industry is focused on cleanliness

Having resolved, at its biennial Congress held last February in Auckland, the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) has developed a scoping document ‘Cleaning for Health’.  Among this initiative’s key objectives is ‘to ensure that the global healthcare industry remains focused on the importance of cleanliness in the fight…

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Pulire Spain with Hygienalia, Valencia

Hygienalia+Pulire partner for single Spanish event

Two Spanish cleaning industry events, which to-date have been independent, have merged to more effectively meet the needs of Spain’s cleaning industry. They are Hygienalia, promoted by the Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes Españoles de Productos de Limpieza e Higiene (ASFEL) and Pulire, promoted by the Italian Association of Professional Cleaning…

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Enhanced ICU cleaning reduces HAIs

Enhanced ICU cleaning reduces MRSA risk

Enhanced cleaning of hospital intensive care units reduces the risk of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection for patients placed in a room previously occupied by someone with MRSA, a new study finds. This was reported in the US’s 29 March edition of HealthDay News. Researchers compared MRSA rates among patients…

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United Voice targets Spotless in landmark IR case

Cleaners start case to test IFAs’ legitimacy

The Federal Court is about to be called on to hear a landmark case on the legitimacy of AWA-style Individual Flexible Agreements (IFAs) in the workplace, stated a 30 March United Voice press release. United Voice (formerly the LHMU), is taking the Spotless Group to the Federal Court and Fair…

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Afidamp managing director

Pulire 2011 expands on all fronts

When: 24 to 26 May 2011 Where: Verona, Italy Pulire 2011 promises to be a major success with exhibition space sold now exceeding 14,000 sq metres; increased exhibitor numbers secured through vertical expansion into new market sectors; and anticipated high visitor traffic resulting from event enhancements. A new floor plan…

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S E Queensland Professional Housekeepers Association, Hyatt Sanctuary Cove

Professional housekeepers to meet at SEQPHA’s trade show

South East Queensland’s Professional Housekeepers Association’s 2011 Trade Show will be held on 21 September at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove. More than 30 industry suppliers will be showing their products and services. The Trade Show is open (free admission) to all accommodation, housekeeping, maintenance and purchasing staff. The SEQPHA…

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EMA Consulting appointed as FWO liaison officer

EMA Consulting has been appointed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) as its Liaison Officer to administer the implementation of part of the FWO’s Shared Industry Assistance Program (SIAP). EMA Consulting will jointly work with the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) to develop and implement training programs relating…

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Bunzl acquisitions in the UK and Australia

Bunzl expands with acquisitions in the UK and Australia

International distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire a business in the UK and has completed the acquisition of a business in Australia. Bunzl has agreed to acquire the business of Cannon Consumables from OCS Group UK Limited. Operating from four locations, Cannon Consumables…

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Diversey reports 2010 profit

Diversey’s growth in developing countries offsets US and Europe

Diversey Holdings Inc., the parent company of Sturtevant-based Diversey Inc has delivered 2010 results that are significantly improved from the previous year, despite challenging economic conditions in the US and Europe. A report in the 17 March Journal Sentinel by Joe Taschler noted that Diversey’s net income of US$32.7 million…

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March/April INCLEAN magazine mailed

March/April INCLEAN magazine mailed

The March/April INCLEAN magazine has been mailed. Content includes a wrap of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors’ Congress 2011; a training focus; and a comprehensive Carpet & Restoration section. A bumper 104-pages, this magazine delivers a balanced spread of information pertaining to the contracting; in-house cleaning; distribution; and…

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Unanimous support for NSW portable long service leave scheme

Submitted by the NSW Department of Services, Technology & Administration Some 30,000 cleaners in NSW are engaged in connection with commercial cleaning contracts, working for consecutive, unrelated employers and are unable to accrue the requisite 10 years’ continuous service with a single employer to be eligible for long service leave…

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