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European social dialogue Committee meeting on industrial cleaning

Jointly organised by UNI Europa and the EFCI, this meeting was dedicated to the following issues:

  • The “Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs” (WALQING) project: addressing quality of work and vulnerable groups in the services:
    • General presentation of the project by Monique Ramioul, Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA) of the Catholic University of Leuven
    • Specific information on first project findings by Dr. Vassil Kirov, Institute for the Study of the Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Exchange of best practices on standards developed at national level in the cleaning sector: the examples of Austria and Finland: presentation by UNI Europa members Michael Haim (VIDA – Austria) and Tarja Valkosalo (FACT – Finland)
  • The Danish example on unfair competition and the responsible contractor policy: the example of ISS in Denmark presented by UNI Europa member Henriette Olofsen (3F – Denmark)
  • Update on the revision of the EU directives on public procurement by Laila Castaldo (UNI Europa) and Andreas Lill (EFCI)
  • Follow-up on the on-going representativeness study for DG Employment carried out by the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound)
  • Date for next meetings in 2012