Booshoot and Kimberly-Clark sign development agreement

Booshoot, a biotechnology company focused on bamboo forestry, agriculture and nursery wholesale, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC), today announced an important development agreement that will enable KCC to explore the manufacturing of tissue products containing fibre derived from Booshoot’s proprietary bamboo propagation technology. The partnership marks a significant breakthrough for the tissue industry and the planet,

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Strategies to Keep Schools Clean and Students Healthy

Although the first day of school represents a clean slate for students and their families, for facility managers, it’s about putting a plan in place to ensure that hallways, classrooms and restrooms stay pristine well beyond the first day of classes. In order to protect the health and academic performance of students, Cintas Corporation announced

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Glad Group fined- Underpaid Cleaners

Following an investigation and prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), national cleaning company Glad Group Pty Ltd has been fined $62,000 by the The Federal Magistrates Court for underpaying 31 Sydney cleaners, a number of them foreign workers. Federal Magistrate Sylvia Emmett handed down her decision after the company admitted underpaying the employees a total of $133,845

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The Scoop on Hand Sanitisers

When asked about the difference between soaps and sanitizers, one manufacturer commented that soap is designed to successfully remove dirt and soil from hands. When used properly, it will also remove germs. Sanitizers, on the other hand, will not remove dirt. This manufacturer said, “If soap is not available and someone who has visible dirt on

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QLD school cleaning won’t be outsourced says Education Minister

‘School cleaners fear their jobs may be outsourced after the Newman government  issued a new directive allowing it to waive job security rules in current public  sector pay agreements’ reports Daniel Hurst in a 1 August Sydney Morning Herald article. However, a spokeswoman for Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said he  would maintain the current agreement

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ISS re-structures in unifying Australian and New Zealand organisations

In what it describes as ‘creating a true Pacific region’, ISS Facility Services has restructured so that its New Zealand operation, which had previously reported to the company’s Danish headquarters, now reports to the Australian head office and its CEO Dane Hudson. That has meant ISS Facility Services’ NZ country manager Brian Young leaving the

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Spotless part of successful Sunshine Coast University Hospital consortium

  The Queensland Government has confirmed (18 July) that Exemplar Health consortium – comprising the Spotless Group, Capella Capital and Lend Lease – is the successful proponent to deliver the new 738 bed Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The public private partnership project is scheduled to reach financial close on 31 July 2012. Spotless will participate

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