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EFCI is looking for a Junior Communication Officer, to join its team as of May 2023. If you would like to know more about the profile, what we offer and how to apply, please find below the job vacancy. Deadline for application is April 11.
News from social dialogue
On March 16, 2023 EFCI and UNI Europa have gathered for their Sectoral Social Dialogue meeting. Two important documents have been signed, paving the way for the joint activity of the social partners in the cleaning sector for the next years. Firstly, the new work programme for the period 2023-2024 has been signed: organized around three main policy points – public procurement, day-time cleaning and training and skills – this lean work programme reflects the strong conviction of EFCI and UNI Europa to delivering on their commitments, putting feasibility and concretedness on top of their approach.
Later in the meeting, both social partners have approved a Joint Statement on Public Procurement and the cost of living, stressing the need to move away from using lowest price as the overarching criterion for attributing public tenders. Lowest price is the sole criteria for 50% of public contracts, often resulting in unsustainable levels of labour shortages. For a sector that has strong implications on public health and is regarded as essential for the collective wellbeing and the good functioning of our societies, allowing for both employers and workers to operate in the best structural conditions is fundamental. Public authorities constitute a very large client base for the industrial cleaning industry in Europe. The contract-awarding conditions they set in this context have a significant impact on the possibility to provide quality services and maintain high social and working standards for workers while safeguarding the financial viability of businesses and the stability of the sector.
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Read the Joint Statement on Public Procurement
Lorenzo Mattioli elected new EFCI President
On 28 June 2022, EFCI’s Assembly General appointed Lorenzo Mattioli as the new President of the EFCI. Lorenzo Mattioli is the President of ANIP-Confindustria, the Italian association of cleaning services companies and of Confindustria Servizi HCFS, and will lead the EFCI during the coming 2 years. Lorenzo Mattioli brings an experience of over 20 years in the facility services sector, as well as a commitment to social dialogue, the recognition of the service and its representation at political level.
Together with Lorenzo Mattioli, a new Board has been elected, in which Isabelle-Perru Poupon (FEP, France) will be Treasurer and which will include: Avril McCarthy (ICCA, Ireland), Patricia CHARRIER-IZEL (FEP, France), Pia Gramén (KITA, Finland), Juan Díez de los Ríos de San Juan (ASPEL, Spain), Yvan Fieremans (ABSU-UGBN, Belgium), Marcus Lindström (Almega, Sweden) and Thomas Dietrich (BIV, Germany).
EFCI’s SK-Clean project reports and video
We publish the 2 reports presenting the findings, conclusions and best practices of SK-Clean: “Training systems in the European industrial cleaning sector: an overview” and “The impact of digitalisation on training and skills in the European industrial cleaning sector”, available in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, PT and PL.
In addition, the EFCI published a summary video featuring the main outcomes and findings of SK-Clean. The video is available online in English with subtitles in EN, FR, DE, IT and ES.
All reports and videos are available at www.efci.eu/sk-clean/
EU pay transparency proposal: sectoral employers suggest a more balanced approach
On 9 March 2022, together with partner sectoral employers organisations, we publish an article presenting our common views on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on pay transparency in Europe. We state that the proposed measures do not address the root causes of the gender pay gap, that and exception is necessary for SMEs and propose effective measures to tackle the problem.
EFCI’s Industry Report 2021
We are presenting our “Industry Report 2021 – COVID-19 impact analyisis”. This year’s edition provides relevant insights on turnover, number of companies and employees and includes a qualitative analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the industry during 2020.
To EFCI’s Industry Report 2021
EFCI’s Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services
“EFCI’s Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services”, a short guide providing specific recommendations for procurers who want to go a step further in their commitment towards quality-based procurement, respecting high social standards and fostering sustainability and innovation.
Multi-sectoral joint statement on minimum wages
On 5 May 2021, the EFCI together with other 9 European sectoral employer’s associations published a joint statement presenting our views on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on minimum wages in Europe. The signatoires agree that the chosen legal basis is problematic and could lead to competence conflict in the context of setting minimum wages, disrupting the key role and independence of Social Partners and the autonomy of Member States.
SOCIAL DIALOGUE —————-
The EFCI is the recognised European Social Partner for the Cleaning Industry.
SELECTING BEST VALUE
A guide for private and public organisations awarding contracts for cleaning services.
EFCI REPORT 2021 —————-
Presents and analyses the latest sector data available by August 2021.
EFCI’S COVID-19 ACTIONS
Dedicated webpage on the EFCI and its Members’ activites during the pandemic.