Internal restructuring
KĂžbenhavn og Frederiksberg kommuner;
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Services To Buildings And Landscape Activities
Cleaning Activities
81.21 - General cleaning of buildings

157 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2012
Foreseen end date
31 July 2012


ISS Facility Services in Denmark will lay off 157 cleaning operatives with effect from June 2012. This restructuring is attributed to the fact that ISS will stop applying for contracts to clean official state buildings.

According to ISS, the profit for such contracts has decreased sharply, so that it is not possible to pay a wage in accordance with the collective agreement in the sector. The consequence is that 157 employees will be made redundant in different state institutions. The union of cleaners 3F also expressed criticism concerning the low value of state contracts.

There are 10,000 employees in ISS Facility Services in Denmark.


  • 22 May 2012: Business.dk
  • 22 May 2012: 3F.DK


Eurofound (2012), ISS Facility Services, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 73707, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73707.