In brief

This
week’s news in brief

Junk
e-mail stress

Junk
e-mails are now one of the main causes of stress for office workers, according
to Yahoo. A poll of 1,000 computer users finds that junk e-mails now rank
behind traffic jams and long working hours as the main headache cause for
office workers.  www.yahoo.com

Global
uncertainty

HR
practitioners responsible for managing global assignments and overseas
relocation do not expect activity to stop, despite current world events. But,
companies are focusing more on contingency planning, increased security and
some alternative approaches in the light of the war on terror and political
uncertainty around the globe, a CIPD poll shows.  www.cipd.org.uk

Mental
awareness

The
Work Foundation has launched a new programme of research looking at mental
health issues that affect the workplace. It is working with Mind Out for Mental
Health on behalf of the Department of Health, and hopes to raise awareness in
this area.  www.digitabdata.co.uk/mind/mind.asp

Dentists
get pay rise

Dentists
and hospital doctors are to get a 3 per cent pay increase, after the Government
introduced its pay review body’s recommendations. The rise will be backdated to
1 April and brings consultants and junior doctors the same 3.225 per cent deal
awarded to nurses and NHS staff.  www.bma.org.uk

Veterans
lose case

Military
veterans seeking compensation for trauma suffered at war have lost their court
battle. Almost 2,000 veterans had registered an interest in suing their former
employer and if successful, the case would have cost the Ministry of Defence
millions.  www.mod.uk

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