Thursday 3 January 2008

2008: The worst year for jobs in a decade?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has issued an end of year report saying that 2008 would be "easily the worst" year for jobs since 1997, with net job losses in the public sector and slow growth in the private sector.

They forecast a further squeeze on workers' living standards thanks to rising fuel and food prices.

The report has had quite a bit of media coverage, in the context of general ervousness about the state of the economy.

What we need is a union...

Closer to home, this makes me even more pleased that we resolved our dispute in Fujitsu - the deal included a new agreement on redundancy and redeployment rights.

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