EFCI’s Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services
“EFCI’s Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services”, a short guide providing specific recommendations for procurers who want to go a step further in their commitment towards quality-based procurement, respecting high social standards and fostering sustainability and innovation.
The CSSA joins the EFCI
We are pleased to welcome to EFCI’s membership the British Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA, UK) from June 2021. Re-established in 2017, it engages in the defense of its member companies and the recognition of the sector by working on topics like innovation, sustainability and skills development.
Multi-sectoral joint statement on minimum wages
On 5 May 2021, the EFCI together with other 9 European sectoral employer’s associations published a joint statement presenting our views on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on minimum wages in Europe. The signatoires agree that the chosen legal basis is problematic and could lead to competence conflict in the context of setting minimum wages, disrupting the key role and independence of Social Partners and the autonomy of Member States.
EFCI’s Activity Report 2018-2020
The EFCI is presenting its 2018-2020 Activity Report. The report looks back at the intense work program carried out during the last two years to develop and implement EFCI’s renovated strategy. It shows the main results of EFCI’s work in social affairs, public procurement or sustainability and provides an overview of the tools developed to communicate them to the industry and to the European Institutions.
Joint Statement on diverse and adaptable forms of work
On 25 November, the EFCI together with EuroCommerce, WEC Europe, Hotrec and FoodServiceEurope, published a Joint Statement on diverse and adaptable forms of work: part-time, fixed-term and temporary agency work adapt to the changing realities of our societies, by providing opportunities to work-life balance, support career and personal choices and foster social inclusion. While this kind of jobs equally give access to social protection and training, a new approach is needed by the Commission to recognise their contribution to the labour markets, promote and ensure that they are sufficiently protected by national legislation, including short-time work schemes in the current period.