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UK — REC concerned about the workability of pension schemes for temporary employees

28 December 2009

  The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) External Relations team has rounded off the year with a concerted campaign on the new pensions provisions which will apply to the temporary workforce from 2012. It is envisaged that all employers will automatically enrol workers into a pens...


UK — REC concerned about the workability of pension schemes for temporary employees

28 December 2009

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) External Relations team has rounded off the year with a concerted campaign on the new pensions provisions which will apply to the temporary workforce from 2012. It is envisaged that all employers will automatically enrol workers into a pension...


UK — Undercover temporary employees witness Royal Mail chaos

28 December 2009

  Two Daily Mail reporters who worked undercover as temporary employees at two separate Royal Mail depots during the peak period before Christmas have witnessed scenes of utter chaos and mis-management. The British Post Office has recently been faced with a series of enormous problems from a 10...


UK — Feud over Supporta acquisition

24 December 2009

  Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of healthcare staffing services in the UK, has reacted to speculation in the press regarding a potential cash offer for Supporta Plc. (SOR:LSE), the diversified support services group. Allied Healthcare says in a statemen...


Germany — Unemployment projections for 2010 massively reduced

24 December 2009

Instead of the forecast 4.5 to 5 million unemployed people in Germany expected for 2010 earlier this year, the Institute for Economics (ifo) has reduced their predictions to 3.6 million. Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, the head of ifo, told BILD "we are experiencing a small miracle in the German lab...


Austria — Wearing the burka prevents women from getting a job, says Minister

24 December 2009

  Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Minister for women, regards the wearing of the burka as 'one step too far' and believes that banning it would give Muslim women easier access to the labour market, das Journal reports. Carla Amina Baghajati, spokeswoman for the Islamic community in Austria explains...


Austria — Wearing the burka prevents women from getting a job, says Minister

24 December 2009

Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Minister for women, regards the wearing of the burka as 'one step too far' and believes that banning it would give Muslim women easier access to the labour market, das Journal reports. Carla Amina Baghajati, spokeswoman for the Islamic community in Austria explains that...


France — Temporary employment up by 8.5% in Q3 2009

24 December 2009

The latest figures published by DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour, temporary employment was up by 8.5% or an extra 36,900 in Q3 2009 to 473,500 when compared to the previous quarter. In Q2 2009 temporary employment had experienced modest growth of 0.6% a...


UK — Feud over Supporta acquisition

24 December 2009

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of healthcare staffing services in the UK, has reacted to speculation in the press regarding a potential cash offer for Supporta Plc. (SOR:LSE), the diversified support services group. Allied Healthcare says in a statement "...


Germany — Unemployment projections for 2010 massively reduced

24 December 2009

  Instead of the forecast 4.5 to 5 million unemployed people in Germany expected for 2010 earlier this year, the Institute for Economics (ifo) has reduced their predictions to 3.6 million. Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, the head of ifo, told BILD "we are experiencing a small miracle in the German...