Company car drivers and work-related car accidents

Company car drivers face blame for fatal crashes - Those who rage against company car drivers will find their prejudices confirmed by a study funded by the government into work-related road accidents. However, no mention is made of the pressures of work and the effect on driver behaviour.

Ministers try to broker BA strike peace - Senior government ministers are applying pressure behind the scenes to secure an 11th-hour deal between British Airways, Gate Gourmet and the catering company's 670 sacked workers, it emerged yesterday. One MP likens the dispute to the worst incident in British industrials relations since the Grunwick strike in the 1970s.

'Surreal setting' for caterers' protest - On a rainy Monday afternoon more than 200 of the 670 sacked workers from the in-flight catering firm briefly re-located their activities to a Sikh temple in nearby Southall.

Aslef boss suggests Tube marshals - Armed undercover marshals could be deployed on London's Underground to foil future bombers, train driver union Aslef's boss has suggested.

Council faces pay strike threat - Aberdeen council workers are due to meet to discuss their next move amid anger over plans which could see some employees lose up to £12,000 a year.

State second pension pays more, says FSA - The government came under intense pressure yesterday to investigate whether millions of personal pension holders were misled when they quit the state's top-up pension scheme, after a second report in a week showed they faced cuts in their retirement income.

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