Covid-19: EFCI & UNI Europa Joint Statement
UNI Europa and the EFCI, Social Partners for the industrial cleaning sector have published a joint statement to highlight the essential role of our sector in this pandemic and expose our most urgent needs to ensure the protection of our workers and the continuity of our essential activities.
EFCI’s Statements on urgent needs regarding Covid-19
The EFCI published on 18 March a first statement on the urgent actions needed from decision-makers regarding the #COVID-19 and the essential role cleaning companies are playing in the sanitization of hospitals, public buildings and others space to contain the outbreak:
On 27 March the EFCI published a second statement on the urgent actions needed from decision-makers regarding the recognition of cleaning services as an essential activity, the provision of Personal Protection Equipment to cleaning agents and their freedom of movement, the protection of employment in the sector and other support actions such as specific childcare assistance for essential workers.
The EFCI participates to the Tripartite Social Summit
On 16 October 2019, the EFCI participated to the Tripartite Social Summit, a bi-annual forum for dialogue between the EU institutions and the European social partners. During his intervention, EFCI’s President Juan Díez de los Ríos stressed the importance of considering the services industry perspective in all EU legislative actions.
EFCI’s Political Priorities
Ahead the 2019-2024 legislature, the EFCI presents its priorities to ensure the best conditions for a competitive cleaning and facility services sector in the EU. The EFCI prioritises 4 key areas for action.