… in brief

This week’s news in brief

Race award for PT

Personnel Today’s Refugees in Employment campaign has landed a top prize at
the Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Awards. Our campaign won
the specialist magazine category. The judges praised our editorial, calling it
"a sustained campaign that will improve community relations".  www.cre.gov.uk

Pay offer rejected

Firefighters’ leaders last week overwhelmingly rejected the employers’
latest pay offer. At a conference in Brighton, the top 250 senior members of
the Fire Bridges Union voted to turn down the 16 per cent pay offer that the
union’s executive originally accepted last month.  www.lg-employers.org.uk

Curran elected

North East trade union leader Kevin Curran has been elected as the new
general secretary of the GMB union. Curran, the GMB North East general
secretary for the past six years, was named overall leader after winning a
ballot.  www.gmb.org.uk

Proposals accepted

Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted overwhelmingly to accept
the Government’s Agenda for Change career and pay modernisation proposals. More
than 100,000 RCN members turned out for the ballot, in which (84 per cent)
voted to accept the plans.  www.rcn.org.uk

Competition winner

Sara Eddy, HR manager at St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow & Brent, is the lucky
winner of the prize draw attached to the line managers survey which ran on
PersonnelToday. com in February. She wins a weekend for two in Rome. Key
findings from the research, conducted in association with Computers in
Personnel and Richmond Events, will be published in Personnel Today and on
PersonnelToday.com on 13 May.

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