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  1. elaineonyc says:

    COULD TUBE STRIKE ESCALATE TO NATIONWIDE WALK OUT

    Could the strike action proposed by the RMT and TSSA be the beginning of another winter of discontent? Experts are currently divided but the RMT is calling on all unions to join together for the biggest industrial action campaign since 1990 in protest at proposed government spending cuts.

    TUC Congress takes place next month and the transport union has tabled a motion for an immediate summit of union leaders to discuss country-wide walk outs in protest at public spending cuts, which it says will threaten jobs, pension provisions and front-line services. For the first time there will be no government speaker as Vince Cable’s invitation has been withdrawn.

  2. elaineonyc says:

    GERMANY TO VOTE ON EMPLOYERS’ USE OF FACEBOOK

    Employers in Germany could be banned from checking job applicants’ Facebook pages if a new law is passed by the government, it has been reported.

    Proposed legislation could make it illegal for potential employers to spy on candidates’ private postings, including photos of individuals socialising.

  3. elaineonyc says:

    MORE WOMEN ON THE BOARD IN BROADCAST INDUSTRY

    The broadcast industry has double the national average of women at board level, according to new statistics released by the sector watchdog.

    A quarter of board members are female, compared to the national average of 12 per cent for FTSE-100 companies, said the Broadcast Equality and Training Regulator (BETR).

  4. elaineonyc says:

    THE COST OF STAFF CAR PARKING

    Employees who drive to work could be hit with a new car parking tax as a growing number of local authorities consider the fund-raising measure.

    Motorists may be charged up to £350 per year to park at their workplace under the scheme, as council plans to introduce the levy gather pace despite the change in government.

    The Labour government announced the “workplace parking levy” August 2009, where employers with 11 or more staff parking spaces will be charged £250 a year for each space. This cost could rise to £350 within two years, with each company free to decide whether or not to pass the cost onto employees.

    It had been thought the plans would be abandoned by the new coalition, who declared there would be “an end to the war on motorists”.

    Nottingham City Council will be the first to introduce the scheme under a pilot scheme already planned for 2012. Councils including Bristol, York, Devon, Hampshire, Leeds, Bournemouth, South Somerset and Wiltshire are apparently actively considering the scheme. London councils and others in the south east, such as Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Oxford, are also reportedly keen to examine the option.

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