…in brief

This week’s news in brief

Work-life guidance

A guide telling employers how to introduce work-life balance practices is
being launched by the TUC today. Changing Times urges employers to set up a
joint union and management steering group to do a work-life balance audit. It
also provides guidance on how to survey staff over work patterns.  www.tuc.org.uk

Ignorance of law cost

Scottish bosses are incurring costs of up to £1bn because they are not
up-to-date with changes in employment law, research reveals. A survey by law
firm Peninsula finds that 80 per cent are unaware of recent changes in
employment law.  www.peninsula-uk.com

Tribunal change urged

Employment tribunals should come under the control of the Lord Chancellor’s
Department, a review of the tribunal system has recommended. Currently, the
Department of Trade and Industry has administrative control of employment
tribunals.  www.lcd.gov.uk

Woman’s pay adjusted

Grampian Television has agreed to increase the salary of a female camera
operator by £5,000 after she made an equal pay claim. Alison Parry discovered
in January 1999 that male camera operators were being paid more than her. She
was jointly supported by the Equal Opportunities Commission and broadcasting
union Bectu.  www.eoc.org.uk

Job insecurity tally

Four out of 10 employees in manufacturing, IT, telecoms, engineering and
finance feel insecure about their jobs, according to an NOP survey. The survey
of nearly 1,000 employees shows that job insecurity increases with age with 44
to 55-year-olds most concerned about the continuance of their job.  www.nop.co.uk

Workplace docusoaps

We refer to the article published in the 31 July 2001 edition and wish to
clarify that the photograph used was not a still taken from the documentary

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