Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

Union leaders slam Royal Mail privatisation plan

Postal unions have reacted angrily after the Government confirmed plans to go ahead with the privatisation or sale of Royal Mail. Business Secretary Vince Cable made the commitment after receiving updated recommendations from Richard Hooper, whose report in 2008 led … Continue reading

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Industrial action legislation unfair on employers

The rules governing industrial action need to be overhauled because the balance of power has shifted too far in favour of trade unions, warns Policy Exchange. A report released by the think tank ahead of this week’s TUC Conference – which will … Continue reading

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Britain’s biggest companies freeze executive pay

The bosses of Britain’s biggest companies are facing a two-year pay freeze, according to a report from Deloitte.  Executive directors at more than half of FTSE-350 firms did not receive a pay rise last year, said the report and two-thirds … Continue reading

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NAPF claim 2016 is too early to increase retirement age for men

2016 is too soon to raise the pension age for men to 66, says National Association of Pension Funds who claim that employees will need more time to prepare for the increase in state pension age.  According to NAPF any … Continue reading

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ACAS and TUC launch guide on mediation

Acas and the TUC have launched a new guide for trade union representatives at today’s TUC conference on the benefits of mediation, and how it can complement their role in helping avoid costly disputes. The new guide aims to reassure … Continue reading

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Directors pensions 26 times average occupational pension

Directors of the UK’s top companies have amassed pensions pots worth an average of £3.8 million, according to the new TUC PensionsWatch survey published recently. The TUC’s 8th annual survey analysed pension arrangements of 329 directors from 102 top companies … Continue reading

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Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.  Arthur C Clarke (1917 – )

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