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Workforce - 3 June 2010

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Workforce briefing - the top local government news in one place

Scotland logs rise in NHS staff assaults

Seven out of 14 Scottish health boards reported an increase in assaults against NHS workers, according to Labour justice spokesman Richard Baker. The figures were obtained using freedom of information laws.

Leeds to pay in age discrimination case

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was ordered to pay a former member of staff £187,000 in compensation. Linda Sturdy suffered age discrimination when she was passed over for promotion due to her age, an employment tribunal found.

Sector cuts raise job loss predictions

John Philpott, chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, predicted that as many as 10,000 more jobs could be cut this year in response to the local government cuts of £1.165bn. This is in addition to the 20,000 already predicted from councils’ pre-emptive action.

Managers told to expect ‘resentment’

The Impact Factory human resources consultancy warned that managers implementing public sector cuts faced “resentment”. Director Jo Ellen Grzyb said the sector was not used to dealing with such profound change.

Events

LGC Pension Fund Symposium, LGC conferences, 1-2 July, Norwich.

www.lgcpensionfund.com

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