According to a report by Talking People one in three UK workers claim they are never consulted when major change occurs in their organisation even when new legislation covers this increasingly common and important issue. In Scotland this figure drops to around 13 per cent. Apparently the need to consult depends on whether 10 per cent of the workforce request it. However, why do workers need to 'request' in the first place?
A THIRD OF WORKERS 'NEVER CONSULTED' ON MAJOR CORPORATE CHANGE - PERSONNEL TODAY
A second article courtesy of Personnel Today comments on the use of computers in the workplace. It suggests British workers lose nearly one hour every day dealing with crashed computers, jammed printers and slow-running terminals.
LOSE THE COMPUTER AND GET BACK TO NORMAL HOURS - PERSONNEL TODAY
It seems that new legislation introduced in 2003 to protect people being disciplined on the grounds of sexual preference may be tested by an ex-employee of HSBC bank. It appears that HSBC have dismissed a 'high-flying' employee for "gross personal misconduct". Generally speaking, case of this nature hinge on the extent to which our private life conflicts with out working life. Anonymous work-related bloggers will be fully aware of this conflict of interest. Having said that, even at a time when the boundaries between work and our private lives may become increasingly blurred, surely the balance must favour the latter?
HSBC BANKER SUES AFTER DISMISSAL - BBC NEWS
The last of today's comments centres on the TUC's fortnightly bulletin on work-life balance issues. Many of the issues have already been covered in this blog, but some may appreciate the news in one go and subscribe to TUC email alerts themselves.
CHANGING TIMES NEWS - TUC