Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tube strikes planned by London Underground workers called off

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union were due to stage a series of walkouts from next Monday evening, threatening travel chaos for passengers including tennis fans going to the Wimbledon championships. The recent Tube strike over an escalating … Continue reading

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The bosses who cashed in loyalty bonuses as they walked out of the door

Shareholder anger over executive pay is increasingly focusing on large retention payments offered to directors who leave soon after collecting them. Here is Aon Corporation chief executive Greg Case speaking in 2006, having struck a deal to keep Aon Ltd … Continue reading

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Testosterone and high finance do not mix: so bring on the women

Gender inequality has been an issue in the City for years, but now the new science of ‘neuroeconomics’ is proving the point beyond doubt: hormonally-driven young men should not be left alone in charge of our finances. For the past … Continue reading

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Unison builds £30m strike fund

Britain’s biggest public sector union, which backed Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign, has amassed a £30m war chest for an unprecedented wave of strikes to sweep through schools, hospitals, councils and care homes this autumn, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. … Continue reading

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UK labour market has structural defects, says CBI report

The CBI today unveiled detailed analysis of the UK labour market, which reveals ‘deep-seated structural problems’, which will not be solved by a return to economic growth alone. By mapping the state of the labour market region by region, the … Continue reading

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IT sector on the verge of a talent shortage

The IT sector could face a shortage of permanent staff in the year ahead, according to the latest IT and technology sector salary survey from Hays IT. The research finds employers are facing intense competition for professionals with many employees … Continue reading

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Government’s red tape review to focus on diversity and equality in June

Diversity and equality has become the latest branch of employment law to come under the spotlight of the Government’s bonfire of red tape and BT’s head of people and policy Caroline Waters (pictured), has been appointed to advise on the … Continue reading

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Warning of strikes as Doncaster Council axes 700 more jobs

Strike action is looming at a troubled Yorkshire council after 700 job losses were announced on top of cuts that have already seen hundreds axed. Doncaster Council said the redundancies over and above 700 already carried out were needed to … Continue reading

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Firms ‘will sack temps early to get round rules’

From October, employers will be forced to give agency workers the same pay and holiday entitlements as regular staff after just 12 weeks in a job. At present, temps have no “equal rights”. The UK regulations stem from lengthy negotiations … Continue reading

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The Work Program will fail in unemployment hot spots says the Work Foundation

PWC has already pulled out so will the Work program really work? The Government’s flagship Work Programme will fail in economically weak areas leaving thousands of hard-to-help jobseekers behind, the Work Foundation think tank has warned on the day of the scheme’s … Continue reading

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