Monthly Archives: April 2011

Teachers to vote on strike over changes to pensions

The coalition government faces mounting opposition to its austerity programme after two of the main teaching unions voted to ballot members for a national strike over pension changes. A one-day strike could close schools as early as June, affecting millions of children. … Continue reading

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French workforce on strike because of ‘Anglo Saxon imperialist’ management

Some 184 staff at Thermal Ceramics, in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, in the Loire Valley, are staging walkouts every day. “We say ‘hello’ in French but then communication stops,” said workers’ representative Thierry Juvin, adding that “every meeting is an ordeal.” He said workers at … Continue reading

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Workers denied leave by unscrupulous employers

Tens of thousands of workers are being denied leave to which they are entitled, according to figures released today. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), in the past three years it has dealt with 87,725 cases of employees who have … Continue reading

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Barclays faces investor ire over Diamond pay

Barclays faces institutional investor unrest over its pay arrangements for chief executive Bob Diamond and other top executives at the annual gene-ral meeting on Wednesday. Co-operative Asset Management will vote against the bank’s remuneration report and will be joined by … Continue reading

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David Cameron reignites intern row

In an interview published in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said he would continue helping friends by offering their children internships, saying he was “very relaxed” about the situation. He even disclosed that he had invited a neighbour in for a … Continue reading

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Barts to cut frontline nursing staff from wards

A flagship London hospital trust is reducing the proportion of qualified nurses on its wards as part of two-year cuts programme – confirming the worst fears of campaigners that NHS management would resort to cutting highly-trained staff to make ends meet. Details … Continue reading

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Black male headteachers in Britain’s state schools number just 30

There are just 30 black male headteachers in England’s 21,600 state schools, official figures obtained by the Guardian show, triggering accusations that the country’s education system is “institutionally racist”. The Department for Education (DfE) revealed that there are 20 black Caribbean … Continue reading

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BBC Newsnight worker ‘sacked over gay harassment’

A senior BBC editor who worked on News at Ten and Newsnight subjected a colleague to a campaign of homosexual harassment a tribunal heard. The victim, named only as Andrew, was a news organiser in the corporation’s political programmes department … Continue reading

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Introduce league tables for employment tribunals, says CBI

The Government should introduce employment tribunal league tables to restore the credibility of the system, the CBI has argued. In its submission to the Government’s consultation on workplace dispute reforms, the CBI said the tribunal system is failing both claimants and … Continue reading

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Ten top tips for talent management

Should talent management programmes be aimed at a select few or should we define everyone within organisations as talent? Clearly there are a number of issues associated with taking a more narrow approach. Cultural background and lack of confidence, for … Continue reading

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