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first_img Previous Article Next Article …in briefOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s new in briefAnti-bullying training Unions are to be consulted on how Consignia managers are trained in anattempt to radically overhaul the company’s bullying culture. PartnershipBoards, based in London, the Midlands and Scotland, will for the first timegive union representatives a say on how managers are trained.  www.cwu.org.ukHR team sacked Walsall Council has sacked its entire management team, including the head ofpersonnel. The council’s elected members backed an Audit Commission report andremoved the six-strong management team including Deb Clarke, head of personneland development.  www.walsall.gov.ukHP suspends 150 staff Computer company Hewlett Packard has sacked two members of its UK staff andsuspended a further 150 for e-mail abuse. The staff were ‘viewing and sharingunauthorised and inappropriate material.’ The suspended staff are made up of 60permanent staff and 90 contract staff. A company investigation is ongoing.   www.hewlett-packard.comStrike action ‘patchy’ More than half of local government staff ignored strike action last week,according to the Employers’ Organisation for Local Government. The organisationsaid the spread of the strike was patchy and most councils were able to managewithout too much disruption. Nationally, more than 75 per cent of schoolsstayed open and the picture was similar for other services.  www.lg-employers.gov.ukUniversity pay rise Thousands of support staff in universities are set to receive pay increasesof up to 5 per cent. Universities have promised to introduce a new pay scalefrom 1 August and have committed to reducing the working week in future. Theoffer equates to between £400 and £500 a year extra for university workersincluding caterers, cleaners, porters, security staff, and gardeners.  www.tgwu.org.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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