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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefNHSstaff surveyAlmost400,000 staff are taking part in the first national NHS staff survey, with alltrusts in England surveying some staff. The survey replaces trusts’ own annualstaff surveys, and will allow them to benchmark themselves against other NHSorganisations.  www.chi.nhs.ukDiscriminationguideArbitrationand conciliation service Acas has published draft guides on discrimination onthe grounds of sexual orientation and religion and/ or belief. The guidesprovide a comprehensive summary of the new law, case studies, best practiceguidelines, and a Q&A section.  www.acas.org.ukOnlinesafetyTheEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new online guideto handling dangerous substances. It covers the main risks associated withworking with dangerous substances, and allows users to choose from more than 40key topics or by economic sector.  http://europe.osha.eu.int/good_practice/risks/dangerous_substances/index.phpLow-wagecultureMorethan 260,000 jobs in the UK pay less than the legal minimum wage, according tothe latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics. However, thisrepresents a fall of 70,000 since the last low pay estimate in spring 2002.  www.statistics.gov.ukMenget the voteDespitethe drive for workplace sexual equality, the majority of the UK workforce wouldstill prefer to work for a male boss, according to a poll of nearly 3,500 UKemployees by recruitment website Monster.  www.monster.co.uklast_img read more

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