HR news round-up: HR stories making the headlines 3 August 2010

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

Job centres will no longer be able to carry adverts for jobs in the sex industry. The Government has banned the posting of vacancies for work which could lead to exploitation – such as lap dancers and strippers – with immediate effect, reports The Mirror. The move is designed to prevent jobseekers feeling they had to accept jobs they felt uncomfortable with.

RBS will today (3 August) announce the sale of 318 branches to Santander as the UK lender offloads the former Williams & Glyn’s network. The Telegraph highlights how thousands of RBS employees will be affected by the sale, although the precise terms have yet to be worked out, with the separation of the branches expected to take up to 18 months to complete.

Fresh BA cabin crew dispute talks have been adjourned. The airline and Unite the union opened and closed a new round of talks on 2 August to try to prevent further strike action, and will meet again next week, reports the BBC.

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