HR news round-up: HR stories making the headlines 22 July 2010

A round-up of HR-related stories in today’s newspapers.

Cutting funding to education quangos could save the government more than £500 million a year, according to the CIPD. The Telegraph reports the institute has identified savings of £520m from cutting government-funded bodies designed to support the education system.

Thousands of BBC staff, including journalists and technicians, are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over pensions, the Independent reports. Union officials claim the planned pension changes could cost younger members of staff hundreds of thousands of pounds during their retirement years.

The Guardian reports that news agency PA has reduced its staff by as many as 30 as part of a cost-cutting drive, but has re-introduced pay rises for lower-paid employees.

Six-figure bonuses for Network Rail bosses have been approved, despite criticism from the prime minister and trade unions, according to the BBC. Members of the not-for-profit company’s ruling body voted in favour of the pay package by 37 votes to 31, with nine abstentions.

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