Daily Archives: January 11, 2011

Sainsburys and Morrisons create thousands of new jobs but will they mitigate public sector job losses?

In the last week or so two major supermarket chains (Sainsburys and Morrisons) have announced the creation of 10’s of thousands of new jobs resulting from expansion.  The government has naturally welcomed the news probably because of the doubt expressed … Continue reading

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Council chief executives resist pay cuts

Reducing the pay of council chief executives should be considered but it is not the panacea to public-sector spending problems, local authority HR directors have warned. High-earning town hall bosses have been facing pressure to cut their salaries since communities … Continue reading

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Helpline in prime minister bullying row shuts down

The helpline at the centre of last year’s Downing Street bullying row has closed after its chief executive quit, the charity announced yesterday. The National Bullying Helpline confirmed it had shut following the resignation of leader Christine Pratt and a continued … Continue reading

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Tough talk on bank bonuses comes to nought

The Government owns 83 per cent of RBS. So why does it claim to be powerless to halt another round of enormous bank bonuses It is 83 per cent-owned by the British taxpayer, has had more than £45bn of direct … Continue reading

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Quotations

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.  Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978)

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