If it's October then it's time for some employment law changes. Experts sum them up.
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HR news and analysis including:
An exclusive interview with M&S executive chair Sir Stuart Rose
Government rules on work experience could undermine youth employment plans
Presenter Mike Berry is joined by Rob Moss
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The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has sent ballot papers to members proposing a national strike over pay and job cuts at Royal Mail ,... More...18 September 2009 09:38
The BBC has reported that firefighters on Merseyside are to be hit with up to 80 job cuts over the next three years. According to report, The Fire Authority passed the proposals to make the job cuts at a recent meeting in an effort to deal with More...18 September 2009 09:06
Hundreds of police officers may lose their jobs as Scotland Yard hurries to save £20m, the Evening Standard has reported. Plans have been announced for civilians to take the jobs of 400 uniformed custody officers, as part of a bid to save £67m in t More...17 September 2009 08:44
Public spending cuts would result in a "double-quick double dip" recession, the TUC has warned.
General secretary Brendan Barber said a 10% spending cut in public sector posts would result in more than 700,000 employees losing their jobs across the More...14 September 2009 08:45
Network Rail intends to cull hundreds more jobs on top of the 1,800 maintenance jobs highlighted for the chop at the end of last month, the BBC has reported.
Altogether, 2,549 jobs are likely to be axed but the additional losses includ More...10 September 2009 09:25
Rising unemployment has led to traffic congestion falling by almost one-third in two years, the BBC has reported.
The poll of 75,000 drivers, by insurance group the AA and road information company Trafficmaster, has shown that congestion on m More...07 September 2009 08:30
Thanks to the downturn, an increasing number of claims for unfair dismissal are being lodged at tribunal. What's more, awards against employers are rising in number and cost. How should employers deal with this? Ross Bentley reports. More...02 September 2009 12:36
The CBI has called on the government to implement an Alternative to Redundancy (ATR) scheme "as soon as possible". Under the scheme firms could place an employee on ATR for up to six months, during which time they would not work, and would be More...02 September 2009 12:23
UK sub-prime lender Cattles is proposing to close 30 branches at its Welcome Financial Services subsidiary, with the loss of 510 jobs. The firm is about to enter into consultation with its staff affected by the proposals, which would see branches c More...02 September 2009 08:50
Bolton based training provider Alliance Learning is to introduce a ‘response to redundancy’ scheme in order to help local people who have recently been made unemployed or who are facing redundancy. The government have put £100 million into th More...01 September 2009 16:32
MPs have called for the £22m left on the books of collapsed car maker MG Rover to be distributed to the company's former employees.
The money came from a car-leasing business linked to MG Rovers Capital and has been handed over to the shareholder More...01 September 2009 08:39
Plans to cut generous redundancy payments for Britain's 500,000 civil servants could trigger a legal challenge by public sector unions, the Times has reported.
The Cabinet Office has proposed big cuts in redundancy terms, which More...28 August 2009 08:56
Fujitsu Services's plans to cut 1,200 jobs in the UK and Ireland have outraged unions, who claim public services including driving licenses, taxes and defence will suffer as a result. The firm, which provides IT services across public and private sec More...27 August 2009 08:27
Lloyds Banking Group is to cut another 200 jobs, taking the total number of posts lost at the company this year to 7,500.
The latest job cuts will be made at the bank's general insurance department, affecting offices in Newport and West More...26 August 2009 08:46
Some 700 Diageo jobs may be saved if a business plan attempting to prevent the Kilmarnock bottling plant from closure is implemented by the Scottish government.
Scottish finance secretary John Swinney will later today consider a business from More...25 August 2009 08:44
Ryanair has scaled back its Manchester operation, cutting hundreds of jobs.
The Irish budget airline announced yesterday that it was dropping nine of the 10 destinations served by its Manchester Airport operation, according to the Financial Times More...18 August 2009 09:29
Bold measures to save jobs such as shorter working weeks and pay freezes may have just delayed redundancies rather than limited them, HR experts have warned.
The Bank of England's quarterly inflation report last week found the recession had grown d More...17 August 2009 10:50
More than 850 people have lost their jobs at Allied Carpets after administrators confirmed they were closing 142 stores, the Guardian has reported. BDO Stoy Hayward, the administrator, failed to find a buyer for the bulk of Allied stores. Anot More...14 August 2009 11:18