Monthly Archives: September 2010

Quotations

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.  Edgard Varese (1883-1965)

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Workers in Public Sector earn more than those in Private Sector

According to new research from ONS workers in the public sector enjoy higher levels of total reward than those in the private sector.  In 2009 median gross pay for full time workers in the public sector was £539 versus £465 … Continue reading

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Quotations

The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.  Henry Kissinger (1923- )

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Twitter helps in the fight against crime

Police officers in the UK are turning to microblogging site Twitter in the fight against crime. Neighbourhood bobbies are using smartphones to provide information about arrests, operations and daily patrols via Tweets. They also post pictures and CCTV images as … Continue reading

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BBC settle bullying claim

A BBC employee who claimed she was bullied after querying a £250,000 redundancy payout to a senior marketing manager has been paid £30,000 by the corporation after she dropped her claim at a tribunal. Indira Histon, a HR and development … Continue reading

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TUC threaten Birmingham Council with ‘war’

The TUC has told a council to withdraw what it says are redundancy notices sent to 26,000 staff or face a “war”. Birmingham City Council has aid they had been told to accept the changes or face redundancy. Birmingham City Council has written … Continue reading

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Quotations

The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star.  Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

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Quotations

Some people make headlines while others make history.  Philip Elmer-de-Witt

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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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