HR paper round-up: HR stories making the headlines 20 July 2010

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

The Daily Mail reports that police officers are spending more time on holiday than at work. Antiquated shift patterns, rest days and holiday mean that some are spending up to 20 days more a year at home than catching criminals, the police inspectorate found.

The result of a peace deal ballot following the industrial dispute involving British Airways cabin crew will be announced today. Members of the Unite trade union have been voting on another attempt to resolve the row, which has led to 22 days of strikes since March, costing BA £150 million, reports the Independent.

Pension savers are being warned not to accept apparently lucrative offers from former employers offering to buy them out of their pension, reports the Telegraph.

Also in the Telegraph, Vince Cable’s “graduate tax” idea could mean more employers see the value of hiring young people with vocational qualifications, the head of awarding body City & Guilds has said.

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