Monday, October 31, 2005

UK - Employment law updates

October 31 2005 Enews
* The Work and Families Bill
* Flexible Working Measures
* Stress at Work

Friday, October 28, 2005

HR careers

The myths about HR careers

A new CIPD survey finds most HR professionals are happy with their career choice and would make the same choice if they started all over again.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Australia - Poverty and jobseeking


Jobseekers need better support


A new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services concludes that Australia's most disadvantaged job seekers are being given a raw deal under the Federal Government's Personal Support Programme (PSP).

UK - Age Discrimination

Age discrimination still rife

A survey of 2682 managers and HR professionals has shown that age discrimination is still commonplace.

UK - Unionising migrant workers


Better deals for Polish workers


A Polish union official joins the North West TUC to help Polish workers get a better deal at work.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

UK - Employment law updates

October 17 2005 Enews

* Fixed-term employees entitled to significant redundancy payments
* Personality and management style dismissals
* Employment Law Update Seminar Norwich

Monday, October 17, 2005

UK - Health and safety

TUC responds to report on UK's poor health and safety record

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber welcomed a report from the the Crime and Society Foundation which concludes that unions are key to tackling the UK's poor health and safety record

Friday, October 14, 2005

Australia - Employment situation

Unemployment up by 0.1% to 5.1%

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment fell by 42,300 to 10,022,800 in September.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Canada - Employment situation

31,000 more employed in the last quarter

Statistics Canada reports that unemployment fell by 0.1% to 6.7% in September - amongst the lowest in three decades.

USA - Employment situation

Hurricane Katrina adversely affected labor market conditions in September but effects not quantifiable yet.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment was little changed in September, and the unemployment rate rose to 5.1%.