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December 2008

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Govt needs to take "bold action" to fight recession


The government needs to take bold action in the New Year to fight recession, the Trades Union Congress has said.Its director general Brendan Barber has outlined three priorities, which he says ...

Desk bound workers must speak up over back problems


People who sit at desks in their job should make sure that they see a doctor as soon as back ache occurs, the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) has said. Kelston Chorley, the head of professional ...

Rude work emails a part of life, expert suggests


Workers should get used to the idea of rude emails, an expert has said. Many people are finding that colleagues will say things electronically that they would never say face to face but it is ...

FSB concerned about rural businesses


The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has voiced concern that rural businesses are likely to be affected more over Christmas by the economic situation. A survey of 500 FSB members found that 60 ...

Bosses liable for Xmas party frolics


Bosses have been warned they can be found liable for workers' drunkenness at office Christmas parties.The caution came from Patrick Perry, writing on Building Design, the architects' website. He said ...

European Parliament scraps UK workers' overtime rights


The European Parliament has scrapped UK workers' right to work more than 48 hours per week.British workers previously had an opt-out from the Working Time Directive – the legislation that ...

Report: Royal Mail should be broken up


A report into the future of Royal Mail will recommend part-privatisation and wide-spread branch closures, it has been reported.Unions have already warned up to 50,000 jobs could be at risk and are ...

Professional qualifications worth 152,000


Professional qualifications are worth about £152,000 over a life-time of employment, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has claimed.It found having a professional qualification gave ...

TUC: 'Fit to Work' notes less flexible


The government's 'Fit to Work' notes will be less flexible than good sickness absence policies, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.The TUC cast doubt on a range of measures recently announced ...

Queen announces Equality Bill


The Queen has announced the Equality and Welfare Reform bill.The House of Lords was told of it during the Queen's Speech, in which she called for the government to focus on the economy and ensure ...

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