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European social partners in industrial cleaning adopt a joint statement on digitalisation

* EFCI-BREAKING.jpgThe European social partners in industrial cleaning, EFCI - European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry - and the trade union UNI Europa, have this week adopted a joint statement on the impact of digitalisation on employment in the sector.

The Social Partners acknowledge that a successfully-lead digitalisation transition may provide an opportunity to enhance professionalism and innovation in the industry, to the benefit of all involved.

This needs a strong engagement from both employers and employees to ensure a smooth and successful digital transition for the sector so that it positively results in improvement of labour conditions, acquisition of the necessary skills or productivity, as well as quality and safety gains.

They have also jointly stated that:

"Social partners call upon the European Commission to support the development of a skills and training agenda for the cleaning industry including the validation and certification of the acquired skills."

EFCI is the voice of the European cleaning and facility services industry in Europe, bringing together associations representing the industry at national level. The cleaning and facility services sector is one of the major services industries in Europe, representing more than 270,000 companies employing nearly four million people.

Since 1999, EFCI and its counterpart, the trade union UNI Europa, have formally engaged in the Industrial Cleaning Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC). The European social dialogue is a forum for discussions, negotiations and joint actions involving organisations representing the two sides of industry. It allows to foster understanding between social
partners at a supranational level. It also allows social partners to work on projects promoting the overall interest and reinforcing the image of the sector.

You can read the statement in full at:


31st October 2019

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