Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

More graduates taking low-skill jobs

University leavers are increasingly taking non-graduate jobs, according to research. Six months after leaving university, about 40% of last year’s graduates were “underemployed” in lower-skilled jobs, up from about 30% four years before. The research, published by the Association of … Continue reading

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Tribunal rejects Birmingham council’s fair pay appeal

A council’s appeal against a landmark ruling over fair pay, which could cost it millions of pounds in back pay, has been dismissed. Birmingham City Council went to the Employment Appeal Tribunal after the original tribunal ruled it discriminated against … Continue reading

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Coalition to water down employees’ rights

The government is to extend its review of employment law to tighten up discrimination compensation and dilute rules protecting employees’ rights when a business is transferred from one owner to another. Lib Dem minister Ed Davey will announce the new areas up … Continue reading

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CIPD launches consultation on revised code of conduct

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published a revised code of professional conduct, which has been issued for consultation today. Clear standards of ethics, integrity, behaviour and competence lie at the heart of the draft code, which … Continue reading

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Redundancy proposals risk making unemployment worse, says TUC

Employment organisations have offered a lukewarm response to the Government’s announcement that it is to extend its ongoing review into cutting employment red tape to look at areas such as collective redundancy, TUPE and discrimination compensation awards. TUC general secretary … Continue reading

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Key events in BA cabin crew dispute

Here is a timeline of some of the key events in the dispute involving British Airways cabin crew. October 6: The airline announces plans to cut 1,700 cabin crew jobs and freeze pay. Union officials accuse the company of “holding … Continue reading

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