HR news round-up: HR stories making the headlines 24 August 2010

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

The BBC’s HR director for its new Salford headquarters has become the latest senior executive to decide not to move to the BBC North base, according to the Guardian. Paul Gaskin quit the BBC after less than two months in his £190,000-a-year role. Neither the director of BBC North, Peter Salmon, nor his deputy Richard Deverell, will be moving with their families to the area.

A social worker who blew the whistle on the Baby P scandal has lost a victimisation claim against Haringey Council, reports The Sun. Nevres Kemal was refused an interview for a social worker’s post with the North London authority last year. She had lost a previous job with Haringey in 2007 after raising the alarm over an alleged child abuse case.

More than half a million students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to receive their GCSE results, with record grades expected. The BBC reports that with unprecedented competition for university admission, the University and College Union is warning that post A-level students, unable to go on to higher education, may take the apprenticeships and college places wanted by 16-year-olds.

Hospital bosses have lost a landmark court battle on equal pay. An employment appeal tribunal ruled St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust’s policy on unsocial hours payment to female staff was unlawful, according to the St Helens Reporter. The decision could pave the way for legal challenges at other hospitals across the country.

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