Daily Archives: September 6, 2010

Twinings staff have to train replacement Polish workers

Tea maker Twinings has asked UK staff who are losing their jobs to train up the Polish workers who are replacing them, reports the Daily Mail. The move follows the announcement by the company last November it would be closing its … Continue reading

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Junior council workers only productive 32% of the time

Local authority staff waste most of their working day with only 32% of time being utilised productively, mainly because of poor line management.  Productivity is lagging so far behind that of private sector counterparts that up to 500,000 public sector … Continue reading

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Golden goodbyes for NHS bosses

Chief Executives of NHS trusts set to be scrapped have been offered £130,000 as an inducement to voluntarily resign.  The mutually agreed resignation scheme (mars) will be offered to Chief Executives and other senior managers.  It will be on the … Continue reading

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Gender division on use of technology

Women are failing to fully utilise the internet and mobile technologies as a work resource as much as men.  Only 54% of women regarded the internet as an invaluable source of information that helped them do their job better, compared … Continue reading

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Unison claims NHS restructure is unlawful

Unison is taking legal action against the government over its plans to restructure the NHS.  The union has alleged the lack of a proper consultation process is ‘unlawful’.  Unison has applied for a judicial review to block the sweeping reforms … Continue reading

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White police officers make race claim

Six officers from the Metropolitan police are suing the force for racial discrimination.  One of the men was found guilty last year of racially assaulting two teenage boys with the other five being acquitted of accusations that they covered up … Continue reading

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BT apprenticeships in high demand

BT has been inundated with applications for places on its apprenticeship scheme with 100 applicants for every vacancy.  The company received 24,000 applications for 221 positions up 9,000 from last year.  This compares with 17,000 candidates for 3,000 undergraduate places … Continue reading

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Skills shortage looms

As the UK economy starts to pick up employers are turning to offshoring and recruiting migrants to fill gaps left by an absence of home-grown talent.  This problem is likely to increase as the Government’s cap on immigration takes hold. … Continue reading

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You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist, Indira Ghandi 1917-1984

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