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Truck driver loses unfair dismissal claim
A truck driver based in Stafford has lost out on a claim for unfair dismissal, after he refused to make an extra delivery for fear of exceeding his driving quota of 15 hours. Roger Morris accused his former employer, Culina Logistics, of ignoring health and safety issues and putting his life at risk for the sake of profit.
Personnel Today, 30 July

One in 10 think cyber-bullying is a problem
One in 10 UK employees believes “cyber bullying” is a problem in their workplace, research has revealed. The survey of 1,072 staff by the Dignity at Work Partnership found that one in five had been bullied at work by e-mail.
Personnel Today, 26 July

Unions show concern over HSE relocation
Unions representing workers at the Health and Safety Executive have expressed “major concerns” over plans to relocate about 300 jobs to Merseyside. The decision is part of a wider government drive to make billions of pounds worth of efficiency savings from 2008.
Personnel Today, 25 July

Business travellers feel unprotected
Six in 10 business travellers have little confidence that their firm would be able to help them in an emergency. Business consultancy Control Risks found employees felt they were unprotected from natural disasters, terror attacks and political unrest.
Personnel Today, 25 July

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