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The European cleaning industry has been debating the case for daytime cleaning for years. And while in some countries this organisational model has been widely applied, others are only getting familiar with it. Can this model become a widespread solution for the industry of tomorrow?
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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.
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/