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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Aviva’s general insurance staff to be worst hit by job cuts

STAFF at Aviva‘s general-insurance business will be worst affected by plans to axe 950 jobs here. The Irish Independent has learned that 530 workers will go at the division, which currently has a workforce of slightly over 1,000 catering for … Continue reading

Dunnes Stores boss secretly monitored his staff for 77 days

DUNNES STORES monitored workers on CCTV at a restaurant in one of its stores for 77 days without telling them. A security man monitored the behaviour of staff at the restaurant almost exclusively and reported his findings daily to the … Continue reading

Employers groups warn of cost of sick pay plan

Employers groups are furious at Department of Social Protection proposals to make employers pay the first month of sick pay. Employers groups have voiced fury at Department of Social Protection proposals to make employers pay the first month of sick … Continue reading

Food Safety News- Nov 2011

Food Safety News- Nov 2011 There have been a record number of Closure Orders served in October,  with 12 food business closed down due to breaches in food safety legislation during this period. It is now more important than ever … Continue reading

‘Text Neck – Are you at risk??’

‘Text Neck – Are you at risk??’ With the increase in the use of smart phones and tablet computers along with it has come an increase in neck pain and repetitive strain injury. When the user is working on or … Continue reading

Services sector grows, despite new orders fall

The NCB Services purchasing managers index rose to 51.5 in October, up from 51.3 in September as the index extended its current sequence of expansion to ten months. Any figure over 50 signals growth, while under 50 contraction. NCB said … Continue reading