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48 hour week key vote soon

04 Nov 2008, by in Working Life

I was saddened to read the FT story that shows that the Government still does not quite “get” the case for the Working Time Directive. The Employment Committee of the European Parliament is meeting today to discuss a report that includes the end of the so-called individual opt-outs from the 48 hour limit on average weekly…




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Financial crisis leads to Conservative attack on workplace rights

12 Oct 2008, by in Economics, Labour market, Politics, Working Life

I thought this would happen just not so soon.  Those ‘compassionate conservatives’ are already using the threat of recession to argue for a reduction in workplace rights.  This is no backbench fundamentalist sounding off. It’s a major intervention by Mark Prisk who is, apparently, the Shadow Business Secretary and Chris Grayling, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.  Prisk, in…




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They Just Don’t Get It #3: Short-sighted managers

08 Oct 2008, by in Working Life

OK, so I can’t compete with Nigel’s nomination of Lord Jones for today’s ‘They just don’t get it’ award (see Nigel’s post below), but I think some of our more short-sighted managers earn themselves second place. Such short-sightedness is highlighted in a study released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The CIPD tells us: “A new…




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