|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|UNI Europa||European Federation of Cleaning Industries|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In the EU, the industrial cleaning sector employs around 3.75 million people (almost 2% of the EU workforce). The continuous shift towards a service-based economy led to a net turnover increase of 13.9% (2006-08). On average, the annual employment growth over the last 18 years is at 9.9%.
Major challenges for this sector are the economic crisis and its indirect impact on working conditions, the level of market penetration in certain Eastern European countries, the visibility of the sector, union and employer representation in eastern Europe, the reform of the EU public procurement directives, and the impact of undeclared work.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.
See also "European sectoral social dialogue – recent developments" (2010 brochure).