… in brief

This week’s news in brief

TUC calls for action

The TUC is calling on shareholders of steel maker Corus to oppose the
company’s remuneration report at its annual general meeting today. The union
wants Corus to be more sensitive about executive pay when jobs are under
threat.  www.tuc.org.uk

Tackling abuse

A leading charity has issued new safety guidance to help employees remain
safe from violence and abuse while in the workplace. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
and insurance firm AON have jointly issued the advice to combat the loss of
more than a million working hours every year due to physical and verbal abuse.   www.suzylamplugh.org.uk

Damned statistics

More than half of CVs submitted by job applicants in 2002 contained lies or
inaccuracies, claims new research. The Risk Advisory Group said 56 per cent of
the CVs it scanned contained false information. The worst offenders are women
in their late 20s and men in their late 30s. IT contractors were particularly
prone to lies.  www.riskadvisory.net

LSC’s £9m more

The Learning and Skills Council is set to invest a further £9m to improve
the provision of basic skills teaching in the UK. It will be used to improve
the quality of skills trainers. It also named the preferred suppliers for its
Skills for Life Quality initiative: the Centre for British Teachers and the
Basic Skills Agency.  www.lsc.gov.uk

Lane 4 helps NHS

Last week’s article ‘Staff survey prompts NHS body rethink’, neglected to
mention Lane 4 Leadership’s part in implementing the management development
programme at the NHS Logistics Authority.  www.lane4.co.uk

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