Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefTesco adds 20,000 Tesco is to create 20,000 jobs worldwide. The recruitment drive will include10,000 new jobs in the UK after reporting a 14 per cent rise in profits. Theretail giant’s decision to move into non-food areas has helped boost pre-taxprofits to £481m. www.tesco.comEOC role questioned The chairwoman of the Equal Opportunities Commission has called for the bodyto further its role in tackling inequality in the workplace. Julie Mellor, whowas reappointed last week, said, “Enforcing the law and taking action onbehalf of individuals who have suffered discrimination are still importantelements of our work, but the EOC needs to be more than a regulator.” www.eoc.org.ukTUC backs rail report The TUC has welcomed Lord Cullen’s “quietly revolutionary” reportinto railway safety and has backed his recommendations to give more power tounions and the Health and Safety Executive. TUC general secretary John Monks said, “Railway companies need toaccept that unions should have a say from top to bottom in ensuring the publicis protected.” www.tuc.org.ukActors threaten action Stars of stage and screen are threatening to “exit stage left” andstrike, unless they get a better bonus pay deal from producers. Equity, theperformers’ union, has ordered its members to refuse work on British projectsfrom December – unless producers address the problem of secondary payments toactors for work released on video, DVD, and TV repeats. www.equity.org.ukOnline hiring hitch Nearly half of employers are wasting time and money advertising jobvacancies on recruitment websites, according to research by Cranfield School ofManagement. The growth in the number of companies using commercial job websitesto recruit new staff has been rapid, but there are problems for employersmatching suitable applicants to vacancies. www.cranfield.ac.uk …in briefOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.