…in brief

first_imgThis week’s news in briefDispute resolved Jobcentre and benefits staff have voted to accept an agreement thatguarantees their safety in open-plan Jobcentre Plus offices and resolves thelargest dispute in the Civil Service for more than 15 years. The 65,000 staffare backing the deal which, among other safeguards, ensures high-risktransactions will continue to be delivered in screened environments.  www.pcs.org.ukHSE health warning The Health and Safety Executive has published research claiming that astressful working environment can lead to coronary heart disease. The reportfinds that heavy workload, a lack of control and poor reward systems arerelated to an increasing number of coronary heart disease incidents.  www.hse.gov.ukToo much pay shock Almost half of UK employees have been overpaid because of payroll errors,but 30 per cent kept quiet and pocketed the cash. A survey by ICM shows that 44per cent of staff had been paid too much by their employer, with 36 per cent ofpayroll errors worth £250 or more. Theatre workers deal West End theatre workers have won an 11.3 per cent average pay increase plussignificant improvements in holiday pay entitlements. More than 70 per cent ofBECTU members voted to accept the pay offer from the Society of London Theatresafter a ballot of union members showed 96.3 per cent in favour of takingindustrial action after the original offer of 1.6 per cent.  www.bectu.org.ukTop teacher rewards Plans to reward the most effective teachers have been given the green lightfollowing negotiations between the Government and head teacher unions. Thegeneral secretaries of the Secondary Heads Association and National Associationof Head Teachers have cancelled a ballot on industrial action and recommendedmembers adopt the revised plans for performance related pay.  www.dfes.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img

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