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Volcano update: Flight ban could cost UK businesses £3m a day

19 Apr 2010

The blanket ban on flights in and out of the UK could cost businesses more than £3m a day as...

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NHS, police, fire service and council staff start ‘command’ training

19 Apr 2010

Senior NHS, police, fire service and local government staff will participate in a training course this week designed to help...

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Positive action in recruitment opposed by most firms

19 Apr 2010

Four out of five firms oppose using positive action in recruitment – a key clause in the Equality Act to...

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‘Nest’ private sector pension scheme must be overhauled, says CBI

19 Apr 2010

Compulsory workplace pension schemes must be overhauled by the next government or millions of private sector workers will be put...

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Public sector job cuts of 500,000 probable, CIPD analysis warns

19 Apr 2010

Half a million public sector jobs could be shed over the next five years as the new government begins to...

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Met Police HR chief insists nearly 400 officers in HR department are essential for training

16 Apr 2010

Met Police HR chief Martin Tiplady has robustly defended the number of uniformed police officers he has working in his...

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BT could face strikes in a dispute over pay

16 Apr 2010

BT could face strikes following a dispute over its proposed pay awards for staff.The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has now...

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Employers warned not to ‘piggy back’ off apprenticeships with poorer courses

16 Apr 2010

Employers “piggy-backing” off the popularity of apprenticeships to promote and run their own poor quality courses could ruin the reputation...

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Presenteeism at Axa PPP more problematic than sickness absence, report finds

16 Apr 2010

Four in 10 employees at Axa PPP have reported ‘sickness presence’ in the workplace – that is, they struggle into...

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Labour paternity leave increase plans will not encourage take-up, say HR chiefs

15 Apr 2010

Labour’s proposal to increase statutory paternity leave by two weeks will do little to encourage take-up, according to leading HR...

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JCB to recruit up to 200 new jobs

15 Apr 2010

Excavator manufacturer JCB will hire up to 200 new workers to meet an increase in demand.The Staffordshire-based firm was forced to...

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NHS private contractor employs 1,000 illegal immigrants

15 Apr 2010

Nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants have been employed at one of the country’s largest NHS private contractors, it has emerged.An audit by...

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Army faces £1.1m claim from former soldier over lack of childcare support

15 Apr 2010

A single mother who is suing the Army after it offered little support with childcare is seeking £1.1m in damages,...

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Hotel du Vin sued by employee for constructive dismissal and race discrimination

15 Apr 2010

A former employee is suing Hotel Du Vin after the way it handled an attack on him by a customer.Mieczyslaw...

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Christian primary school worker suing for religious discrimination reaches settlement

15 Apr 2010

A Christian primary school worker who sued Devon County Council for religious discrimination has reached an out-of-court settlement.Jennie Cain, from...

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