UGBN is the national association of the cleaning sector, which it represents in dealings with the public authorities, the trade unions, FEB and the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI).

General Union of the Belgian Cleaning Sector
Avenue des Nerviens 117, bte 67
1040 Bruxelles 
T + 32 2 732 13 42
F + 32 2 735 07 87

Hilde Engels
T + 32 2 732 13 42
F + 32 2 735 07 87
Yvan Fieremans
Chief Executive Officer
Hilde Engels
Foundation date
Total number of companies, member of the General Union 
Total number of employees of member companies

Yvan Fieremans, President
Hilde Engels , Chief Executive Officer

The members of UGBN/ABSU are employers whose principal business activity is the provision of regular cleaning services for buildings, ships, rolling stock, vehicles and aircraft (wagons, buses, airliners, etc.) and window-washing and other tasks carried out on a regular basis, such as dusting, wooden-floor maintenance, chimney sweeping, disinfection, industrial cleaning, waste disposal and household services.

The main tasks of the UGBN/ABSU are to:
• study the problems specific to the profession and find and promote the implementation of solutions that reflect economic requirements;
• uphold the rights of members, and analyse and protect their interests and those of their businesses;
• represent members in dealings with the public authorities and other trade associations, both in Belgium and beyond;
• negotiate on all kinds of issues relating to social or economic policies or that are of general interest to the cleaning profession.


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