first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. In briefOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today This week’snews in brief…HR director leavesThe personnel and servicesdirector of the Arcadia Group, which owns Dorothy Perkins and Top Shop, hasresigned. Keith Cameron, 52, is expected to receive a £300,000 pay-off afterthe termination of his one-year contract. Chief executive Stuart Rose said themove was amicable and that Cameron left so he could “think about hislife”.Bank axes 500postsDeutsche Bank is to shed 500jobs in the City of London after a 34 per cent rise in operating costs lastyear. The cuts are part of a global streamlining that will cut Deutsche’sworkforce of 90,000 by 2,600.The cuts are expected to fallon the back office and administration divisions and come just days after INGBarings announced 500 redundancies in the City.http://www.deutsche-bank.com/Union in striketalksAir traffic controllers are tovote on whether to take strike action if the Government does not change itsplans to privatise the service. Iain Findlay, of the controllers’ union theIPMS, said members have agreed to hold a ballot if ministers refuse to consideralternatives to the scheme. He said, “Members say it is impossible toconsider profit and safety in the same equation.”http://www.ipms.org.uk/Ford’s £220mschemeFord will create more than 600jobs with a £220m investment programme. The company, which ends car assembly atits Dagenham plant next year, is ploughing the money into new engine facilitiesat its Bridgend plant, in South Wales. The investment was helped by £16m fromthe Welsh Assembly.link  http://www.ford.com/DirectivechallengedA European Court of Justiceopinion could have serious implications for employers of short-term workers.BECTU, which brought a case against the UK Government, says the Working Timeregulation 13(7) is incompatible with the Working Time Directive. It meanscontract workers will be entitled to paid holiday and it will apply if the ECJrules that the regulation is unlawful. http://www.europa.eu.int/Protest over TVpayMore than 300 staff at CarltonTV are balloting for industrial action in protest against a 2.5 per cent annualpay rise. Broadcasting union BECTU and the NUJ are campaigning for pay rises inline with inflation and a guaranteed £1,000 for employees at Birmingham andAbingdon. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more