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Police support staff disappointed by pay offer

18 Jan 2001

A 3 per cent pay offer for 30,000 police support staff will
be referred to Acas tomorrow for binding arbitration....

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New system of criminal record checks

18 Jan 2001

Many more employers will be able to run staff checks with
the Criminal Records Bureau from summer 2001.
While some...

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Employers unsure of the law on e-mail monitoring

18 Jan 2001

A fifth of employers may be breaking the law by monitoring
staff e-mails without their consent or knowledge.
A survey...

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Engineers struggle to secure good pay deals

18 Jan 2001

Pay settlements in the engineering sector have remained at
historically low levels from October to December 2000, according to the...

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The Met massages ethnic minority figures

17 Jan 2001

The Metropolitan Police artificially boosted the number of
non-white officers serving on the force in figures submitted to the Home...

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Ford suspends staff over pornography

17 Jan 2001

Ford has suspended three workers at its Dagenham plant in
Essex after they were discovered accessing pornographic material on the...

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Job losses at Barclays

17 Jan 2001

Barclays is to lose 750 jobs following the announcement that
it is to close its life insurance division.
Existing insurance...

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Firms prefer a fine to stakeholder pensions

17 Jan 2001

A third of small businesses would rather pay a £50,000 fine than introduce a stakeholder pension scheme for their employees...

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EOC seeks compulsory pay systems reviews

17 Jan 2001

The Equal Opportunities Commission has urged employers to review pay systems
for gender bias, reward results rather than long hours,...

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IT staff can be wooed by work life balance

16 Jan 2001

The flexible working practices being offered by IT employers are proving more attractive than salaries and bonuses in recruiting and...

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Aid package for Sunderland’s Nissan factory

16 Jan 2001

Hopes are growing that a £40 million aid package for
Nissan’s factory in Sunderland will be given the green light...

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Customs cuts red tape to speed recruitment take up

16 Jan 2001

Customs & Excise has launched a new appointment and appraisal system to speed recruitment and improve management efficiency. Department heads...

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BBC makes big cuts in HR jobs

16 Jan 2001

Ninety-nine HR jobs are be axed this year at the BBC in a cost-cutting exercise. There will be a 22...

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Data rules could curb staff absence records

16 Jan 2001

New guidance on how employers handle personal information about staff could force companies to destroy files vital to many tribunal...

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One company culture no impediment to unions

16 Jan 2001

An appropriate bargaining unit is the first step to company unionisation. A recent CAC ruling gives useful guidelinesUnder the provisions...

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