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first_img Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefWebsite on shortlist PersonnelToday.com has been short-listed for a prestigious publishing award.The website, launched in October 2000, is one of just six sites short-listed inthe Best New Business-to-Business Launch category of the Periodical PublishersAssociation Interactive (PPAi) awards.  www.personneltoday.comParis trip winner Janet Boott, HR administrator at TDG European Chemicals, has won a weekendfor two in Paris in the Personnel Today drug and alcohol survey’s prize draw.She has also won two days’ training and consultancy for her company from theDrug and Alcohol Service at Alcohol Concern & DrugScope. Runners-up AnitaHayne of Hewlett Packard, and Mr A Hammond of Titan Travel won two days’training and consultancy at half price. Choice beats stress A new report has found that three-quarters of working people would ratherhave complete control over their existing working hours, than work five hoursless at fixed times. The Industrial Society research, which coincided withnational work-life balance week, reveals that employees who have more choiceover when they work feel less stressed.  www.indsoc.co.ukUsdaw wage demand The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers is calling for a legally-bindingminimum wage for 16- and 17-year-olds and full national minimum wage for18-year-olds. General secretary Bill Connor said workers under the age of 18are unprotected by a “gaping hole” in the law and could legally bepaid just 50 pence an hour.  www.usdaw.org.ukAcas calls for duty Acas has criticised the Government’s proposal to remove its duty toconciliate in cases involving wage deduction, breach of contract and redundancypayments. In response to consultation on reform of the tribunal system, Acaschairwoman Rita Donaghy said, “We feel the Government’s proposals toremove our duty to conciliate in some cases is at odds with the overall aims ofthe proposals.”  www.acas.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more