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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefAlstom cuts workforce Alstom, the French heavy engineering group, has announced it is to cut halfits 10,000-strong UK workforce. It blamed the decision on lack of domesticsales for the company’s trains and power products and a lack of support fromthe British Government in keeping manufacturing contracts in the country.  www.uk.alstom.comJobs at new low UK manufacturing jobs have fallen to a low of 3.51 million, prompting callsfor the Government to provide more support for the sector. The Transport & GeneralWorkers Union said manufacturing was an integral part of the UK economy.  www.tgwu.org.ukMore builders needed Almost 400,000 new construction workers will be needed in the next fiveyears if government targets are to be met, according to the ConstructionIndustry Training Board (CITB). The CITB is launching Positive Image 2003, arecruitment campaign to promote construction as an exciting and varied career. www.bconstructive.co.ukSpitting DNA kits Train staff are to carry DNA kits, in an attempt to clamp down on spittingassaults. Central Trains is the first rail operator in England to issue driversand senior conductors with swab kits containing a pair of gloves, an evidencebag and two sterile swabs to collect DNA from attacks.  www.centraltrains.co.ukPaid leave could rise The Government is considering increasing statutory paid leave above theexisting four weeks under compromise proposals that could allow the UK to keepits opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive which is currently under review. According to The Times, the Governmentbelieves this concession could help persuade the European Commission of itscommitment to work-life balance issues and avoid having to impose a maximum48-hour working week across the UK. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 19 Aug 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefAlstom cuts workforce Alstom, the French heavy engineering group, has announced it is to cut halfits 10,000-strong UK workforce. It blamed the decision on lack of domesticsales for the company’s trains and power products and a lack of support fromthe British Government in keeping manufacturing contracts in the country.  www.uk.alstom.comJobs at new low UK manufacturing jobs have fallen to a low of 3.51 million, prompting callsfor the Government to provide more support for the sector. The Transport & GeneralWorkers Union said manufacturing was an integral part of the UK economy.  www.tgwu.org.ukMore builders needed Almost 400,000 new construction workers will be needed in the next fiveyears if government targets are to be met, according to the ConstructionIndustry Training Board (CITB). The CITB is launching Positive Image 2003, arecruitment campaign to promote construction as an exciting and varied career. www.bconstructive.co.ukSpitting DNA kits Train staff are to carry DNA kits, in an attempt to clamp down on spittingassaults. Central Trains is the first rail operator in England to issue driversand senior conductors with swab kits containing a pair of gloves, an evidencebag and two sterile swabs to collect DNA from attacks.  www.centraltrains.co.ukPaid leave could rise The Government is considering increasing statutory paid leave above theexisting four weeks under compromise proposals that could allow the UK to keepits opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive which is currently under review. According to The Times, the Governmentbelieves this concession could help persuade the European Commission of itscommitment to work-life balance issues and avoid having to impose a maximum48-hour working week across the UK. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 19 Aug 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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