Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Royal Mail share price has hit a 3-month high. Here’s what I’m doing now

first_img Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 | More on: RMG Image source: Getty Images. The Royal Mail share price has hit a 3-month high. Here’s what I’m doing now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Other FTSE stocks might be struggling to get back to their pre-crash levels, but the Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price is already there. Last week, its share price hit an almost three-month high. At the end of last week, it closed at 176p. This was an 8.4% jump from the day before. It was also the highest level seen since the last week of February. Management changes underwayIt’s not hard to see why the RMG share price bounced back. CEO Rico Back stepped down after two years at the helm last week. His term was marked with disagreements with the group’s strong workers’ union, which decided to strike more than once during this time. Additionally, Brexit uncertainty had kept the UK economy in limbo for the past few years. RMG’s business is sensitive to economic cycles, and was impacted as a result. More recently, the coronavirus crisis took its toll. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Still, I think the Royal Mail Group was an attractive, if not risky share to buy for its double-digit dividend yield. But, expecting potential losses from its letters business, the group suspended dividends at the end of March. This resulted in a 17.6% drop in share price on the day. While it started picking up soon after, the latest news gave it quite a bump up. What’s next for the Royal Mail share priceThe question now is whether the Royal Mail is share worth buying. That the interim executive chair, Keith Williams, is experienced in resolving human resource disputes is a positive. He was able to do so at British Airways earlier. But he is in an ‘interim’ role. This suggests that he may or may not be in it for a meaningful amount of time. So, whether he’ll successfully resolve trade union disputes remains to be seen. Moreover, even if we were to put Royal Mail’s workforce issues aside for now, the fact is that its letters business is undergoing a structural decline in favour of electronic communication. While the parcels business is growing, it faces competition from other players. Its plan to turn the business around by 2024 has been suspended for now. As a result, it remains to be seen what’s next for the Royal Mail share price. While the sharp rise of Royal Mail shares can give investors some serious FOMO, I think it’s best to hold back for now. Once its next steps become clearer, the long-term investor will have a better perspective on what’s in store for the company. For now I think there are safer and more rewarding FTSE stocks to invest in. A number of FTSE 100 stocks, for instance, have seen impressive increases in share price since the stock market crash first started, maintained dividends, and seem to have secure prospects too. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Jolla 39 House / Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura + Alejandro Esposito

first_img Photographs Projects Houses Peru Architects: Alejandro Esposito, Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Oscar Gonzalez Moix, Alejandro Esposito 2017 Save this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionText description provided by the architects. We understand that all architectural experience is multi-sensorial and embraces qualities of matter and not matter, of the closed and open space, of accurate or ambiguous space, of textures, reflections, of the human scale among others. We were interested in exploring processes where mass and light became the raw material for building a timeless container, which embraces a specific program and enters into direct communion with the site. Save this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioThe decision to live on the beach for seasons, involved a series of approaches that discuss a way of life that transits between private and public, and make us wonder how to control that privacy and quiet without losing the concept of the spatial relationship between the interior and exterior, added to an extensive needs program. An exterior volumetry is generated as a respond of the structural pattern, a succession of exposed concrete porticos and carpentry, as it generates a dynamic sun and shadow rhythm. This decision generates verticality to the facade, and integrates the ground floor with uses of rest with the upper floor which houses the flexibility of social life, thus breaking with the horizontality of the piece of ground and neighboring houses. Save this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioA simple floor plan and distribution tries to align the structure, function and program in a language that reflects noble architecture, for the quality of its materials and spatiality. While the container emanates a solid image which responds to the passage of time and the erosion of the coast, the filtered lights, dynamic textures and tones expresses different sensations, interior and exterior atmosphere. Save this picture!© Ramiro Del CarpioProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: National Native American Veterans Memorial Design in Washington, DCBuilt Projects & MasterplansStorstrøm Prison / C.F. MøllerSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Ramiro Del Carpio+ 36 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885282/jolla-39-gonzalez-moix-arquitectura-plus-alejandro-esposito Clipboard Manufacturers: Corporación Miyasato, Decor Center ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885282/jolla-39-gonzalez-moix-arquitectura-plus-alejandro-esposito Clipboard “COPY” Jolla 39 House / Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura + Alejandro EspositoSave this projectSaveJolla 39 House / Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura + Alejandro Esposito Jolla 39 House / Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura + Alejandro Esposito Photographs:  Ramiro Del Carpio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Asia District, Peru Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeGonzalez Moix ArquitecturaOfficeFollowAlejandro EspositoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAsia DistrictPeruPublished on December 13, 2017Cite: “Jolla 39 House / Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura + Alejandro Esposito” 13 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Facebook, YouTube and Google+ contribute to charities’ guide to content on social media

first_img Howard Lake | 25 November 2013 | News For Aegis Media, its publication is part of its ‘Future Proof’ CSR strategy, which focuses on sharing its staff’s expertise and time to help small and medium-sized charities develop their communications capability. Frank Krikhaar, Global CR Manager, Aegis Media, said:“With online giving growing year-on-year, the role social media plays in fundraising and marketing will only increase. For this guide, experts from across our network brands have contributed to help charities make the most of their content and social media in their fundraising and marketing strategies.” Social Misfits Media have published ‘Something to Tweet About’, a guide for charities, NGOs and social enterprises on how to make the most out of content on social media. Published in partnership with media and digital communications specialist Aegis Media, ‘Something to Tweet About‘ features contributions from leading social media platforms and users including Facebook, YouTube, Google+, JustGiving, and Movember.The role of contentSomething To Tweet About is designed to present the possibilities for charities, irrespective of their size and budget, in creating and distributing content that actively engages beneficiaries, volunteers, donors and staff. It can be downloaded at no charge.Carlos Miranda, Founder, Social Misfits Media, said: ” We know that most charities and social enterprises are using social media, but that there are many misconceptions about how best to use these channels. In “Something to Tweet about” we provide both insights from experts and inspiration from other organisations who have created successful content. We’ve also given advice on creating various types of content when time and budget are stretched so readers can learn how to create social media content that will help them reach their organisation’s goals.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Facebook, YouTube and Google+ contribute to charities’ guide to content on social mediacenter_img  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Facebook Google Marketing YouTubelast_img read more

UL hospital group expand Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice

first_imgNewsUL hospital group expand Advanced Nursing and Midwifery PracticeBy Staff Reporter – January 23, 2018 1886 Facebook UL Hospitals InTouch Mag November 2017Yvonne Moloney, RAMP (Registered Advanced Midwifery Practitioner), Diabetes at the MaternityPicture: Brian Arthur UL Hospitals InTouch Mag November 2017Margaret Gleeson, CDONM, UL HospitalsPicture: Brian Arthur Print Linkedin Candidate ANPs/AMPs require a masters degree as well as a minimum of at least 500 clinical hours in their area of expertise. UL Hospitals Group has blazed a trail in certain specialties, having filled the first ANP posts in the country in dermatology (Sheila Ryan), respiratory (Paula Ryan) and orthopaedics (Audrey Butler). There are currently 13 registered ANPs/AMPs practising across UL Hospitals Group and a further eight candidate ANPs completing their education.“Of the 120 posts approved nationally, UL Hospitals Group has secured seven: three in unscheduled care, two in rheumatology and two for care of older persons. Candidates have been interviewed and they are all going through their academic education. Some of our candidates will be in place this year and we are looking forward to that. In addition I expect we will get our share of the total 700 posts over the next number of years,” said Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group.As well as the seven approved posts, recruitment has commenced for an ANP for tissue viability and there are plans for other specialties.“It is a big commitment for a nurse or a midwife to go down this route and it heartening to see so many people doing just that” Ms Gleeson said.“Most importantly, the ANPs and AMPs and the extended scope of practice that entails are hugely valued by our patients. The ANPs are there throughout the patient journey and are very familiar with them. And that is very important for patients” She concluded.More about health here. Simon Harris: “It’s up to all of us. Let’s do this” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Simon Harris “We need to do better at social distancing” Simon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s your family” Paula Ryan, RANP, Respiratory, UHL & Nenagh Hospitalcenter_img TAGSMidwivesnursespatientsSimon HarrisSinead GleesonUL Hospital Group Email WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick dog lover bags €32,000 on Winning StreakNext articleSkills of the future addressed at Network Ireland Limerick event Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 1 of 4 Advertisement Audrey Butler, RANP Orthopaedics, UHL Simon Harris: “It’s tough but it is life saving” Simon Harris: “Let’s be kind to each other this weekend” Brenda Bleach, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Injury Unit in Ennis Horpital.Picture: Brian ArthurUL Hospitals Group continues its expansion of advanced nursing and midwifery practice with seven new posts secured in unscheduled care, rheumatology and care of the elderly.This is part of a national model that will see 120 Advanced Nursing Practitioners (ANPs) complete their education in the current academic year and of a wider initiative announced in November 2017 by the Minister for Health Simon Harris that will see 700 ANPs and AMPs (Advanced Midwifery Practitioners) in post by 2021.Advanced nursing and midwifery practitioner roles are developed as a direct response to population health need and organisational requirements. The identification and confirmation of these specific role developments within HSE service areas is the responsibility of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery across all disciplines of the professions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ANPs and AMPs are already transforming services for patients in hospitals, in the community and in the home through an expanded scope of practice, greater clinical autonomy and decision-making. Ongoing education and research as well as mentoring of nursing colleagues are also key parts of the role. Patients in Limerick encouraged to take part in national surveylast_img read more

Closure of Ryanair bases in Cork & Shannon devastating for both…

first_imgEmail Twitter Ian Mc Donnell, the Fórsa official representing pilots at Ryanair, has expressed disappointment that the airline’s management did not make contact and allow for proper time to engage with the union before making the decision.“The union’s mission since the pandemic struck the country in March has been to worked closely with all aviation employers, including Ryanair, in order to maximise job protection.“Fórsa has called on the Government to intervene to support the industry because Ireland’s connectivity through aviation is crucial to its economy. The industry supports quality jobs throughout the country,” he said.Ashley Connolly, Fórsa’s cabin crew industrial official said: “Despite the publication of the biggest budget spend in the history of the state this week, there were no additional supports for the aviation industry.“Arguably, the absence of any additional supports made these closures inevitable, and it remains unclear if any support is coming. Either way, it’s too late now for the Ryanair pilots and crew in Cork and Shannon,” she said.The union’s deputy general secretary Matt Staunton said the union has lobbied for government support for the aviation industry on the basis of the economic importance of Ireland’s air connectivity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He added: “Fórsa has communicated its view on a number of occasions to the transport minister that, in the event that the Government steps in to support the industry, in the form of financial assistance to the airlines, it must come with the express condition of no compulsory redundancies or offshoring of services currently staffed by Irish staff and crew.“The situation for aviation is getting worse, not better, as we enter the latest phase of tackling this pandemic. The Government cannot afford not to act,” he said. FÓRSA trade union has said the winter closure of Ryanair bases in Cork and Shannon, announced today (Thursday) has struck a devastating blow for crew and pilots at these bases, their families and communities, as well as for other airport staff and the economies of both regions. Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRyanairShannon airport WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleA magnificent and elegant residence in MungretNext articleLimerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Mr Staunton acknowledged the Budget 2021 provision for additional capital funding for regional airports announced on Tuesday (13th October) by Minister of State for International and Road Transport and Logistics Hildegarde Naughton TD: “While this provision is welcome, and provides some support for the regional airports, it hasn’t been able to prevent the base closures announced today.“It raises the question for us as to whether the Government will do enough to ensure the survival of the industry as a whole. That remains to be seen, and we cannot be complacent about it,” he said.Fórsa general secretary and vice-president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Kevin Callinan, has previously called on the Government to engage collectively with all interests directly involved in the aviation sector.He said the challenges and severe difficulties facing workers, and the companies that employ them, in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, are set to continue for a prolonged period.Fórsa represents members employed throughout the Irish aviation industry, including Aer Lingus and Ryanair, as well as staff at the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Shannon Airport Authority.In May this year the union called on the Government to act swiftly to ensure that the country would still have an aviation industry after the Covid-19 health crisis is over, and identified regional airports as being particularly vulnerable. WhatsAppcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsClosure of Ryanair bases in Cork & Shannon devastating for both regions and for Irish aviation industryBy Staff Reporter – October 15, 2020 207 Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printlast_img read more

Police: Arizona man claims he killed teen because victim’s rap music made him feel ‘unsafe’

first_imgPeoria Police Department(PEORIA, Ariz.) — An Arizona man said he fatally stabbed a teenage boy last week because the 17-year-old’s rap music made him feel “unsafe,” according to police.Michael Paul Adams, 27, admitted to attacking Elijah Al-Amin, stabbing him in the back and slashing his throat inside a convenience store in Peoria, Arizona, last Thursday, according to court documents. Adams said he lunged at the teen, who’d been listening to rap music in his car around 2 a.m., because he’d previously been attacked by people of color who listen to rap music.Al-Amin collapsed face down trying to flee. Witnesses and police attempted to render aid by applying pressure to his neck, but he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.Police apprehended the suspect, who is white, a few blocks a way after he fled the scene on foot, according to a probable cause affidavit. Officers said he had spots of blood on his arm, hands and feet and a pocket knife in his possession. He admitted to his involvement in the stabbing and was taken into custody without incident.He later told police that “rap music makes him feel unsafe, because in the past he has been attacked by people (Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American) who listen to rap music,” the affidavit said.“Adams further stated, people who listen to rap music are a threat to him and the community,” the affidavit said. “Adams stated the rap music (not the victim) made him feel threatened and Adams felt he needed to be ‘Proactive rather than reactive’ and protect himself and the community from the victim.”Adams was charged with first-degree murder and was being held in lieu of a $1 million bond as of Monday evening. He is expected to appear in court next week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New codes for C&A at UK closing time

first_imgNew codes for C&A at UK closing timeOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today C&A’s socially responsible past has not ensured a worry-free exit from the British labour market. Stephen Overell reportsThere is always a certain glee that attends bad news for paternalistic employers. One group of critics can find vindication that, whatever the values of an organisation, it is, and always will be, the time-honoured role of capital to fleece labour.Another can find vindication that life in the marketplace will always be harsh, and propounding socially responsible messages from the rooftops merely leaves you further to fall when difficult times come.Few, it seems, like paternalistic employers. That businesses should make money and stop at that, seems a popular view. No surprise then that C&A’s attempts to extricate itself cleanly and calmly from Britain and Ireland have not been bump-free. Value statements such as, “We value long-term relationships at every level with our customers, our staff, our suppliers and with the communities in which we live and work” sound a little hollow when every one of 4,800 jobs in 109 British stores is to vanish.The rigorously enforced codes of conduct for suppliers and their contractors on labour standards that ensured the group did not fall foul of the press whenever child labour hit the headlines, don’t look so impressive now C&A is closing and newer, less fussy American bulk fashion outlets are doing fine.Tough competitionThe official reason for the closure proposals is that ferocious competition has led to unsustainable losses of £250m over the past five years. Despite being a familiar face on the high street since 1922, C&A’s mid-market, mid-range cachet has not managed to endure being squeezed between small designer outlets and aggressive discounters. Arcadia’s Principles for Men suffered much the same fate last April. The firm’s decision to buy stock centrally in Europe is also seen as failing to take account of subtle local tastes. People just don’t want their stuff – or didn’t until the announcement (one Glasgow store saw sales rise by 299 per cent on the Saturday following the news). “Achieving a turnaround in the UK would involve greater cost and risk than the company is able to bear any longer,” said Lucas Brenninkmeijer, chief executive.But with 560 stores in 12 EU countries producing a turnover of a massive £3bn, the C&A closure announcement has raised the same suspicion from trade unionists that got Ford into trouble two months ago: the charge that it is cheaper to sack people in Britain. Barry Allen, spokesman for shopworkers’ union Usdaw, said, “C&A has always been an anti-union employer and while it recognises unions when the law forces it to in other European countries, it has picked Britain because it can ignore them here and it is far cheaper to sack people here than elsewhere. The sale and lease of its properties should make it a bit of money.”Bad press Needless to say, C&A hotly denies this. And yet despite its attempts at “openness and generosity” in its redundancy packages – and in how it treats its staff in the run up to closures – some C&A staff have been spreading the word that the figures are “derisory”.Redundancy payments have been calculated at a rate of twice the statutory minimum, without capping the figures to the Government’s maximum £230. Thus, everyone, management and workers alike, will receive twice weekly salary per year of service. For staff with less than two years service, who don’t qualify for redundancy (about a third), they will receive two months salary if they stay on until the shops close.Is this miserly? By the standards of the voluptuous employment contracts in the City of London, quite possibly. But is this mean for retail? Ben Wood, employment solicitor at Lupton Fawcett, said, “Retail is not notorious for paying generously and given that they are quite within their rights to pay the minimum, it is not too bad.” A source in British Home Stores HR department confirmed that it is “entirely typical” for the sector.Suzanne Chevous, head of HR for C&A, said, “No one likes making people redundant, it is important to us to do it as responsibly as we can. There are obviously differences in salary, but no one will be treated differently from anyone else in how redundancy is calculated.”Most the stores are to close in January after the Christmas rush, with the exception of those in Preston, Croydon and Middlesbrough, which are set to close in December. The firm is currently involved in the elections to comply with the 90-day redundancy consultation laws. No one has been guaranteed a job with the company elsewhere in Europe.Redundancy aidAs for the rest of its redundancy package, C&A has said it will provide job search, CV writing and interview skills training to staff, carried out both by in-house training staff and external suppliers. A total of 9,000 training days have so far been earmarked and are to be targeted in employment blackspots. Equally, the firm intends to encourage new tenants that take over its stores, to employ existing staff. “People in south east England and central London are unlikely to have much difficulty in getting a job,” said Chevous. “We have been inundated with requests for our staff and have had to set up a separate department to deal with them all.”However, regardless of a company’s ethical behaviour, redundancies are never going to be anything but bad news. “A paternalistic heritage does not necessarily make an employer better at looking after staff than others,” said Nick Burkett, employment research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. “But because of the raised expectations, it is always more disappointing when they fail. That can make other employers a little more smug.”last_img read more

Labour’s lost in RSC’s dramatic changes

first_imgLabour’s lost in RSC’s dramatic changesOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The Royal Shakespeare Company’s HR team has set up a telephone adviceservice to help staff deal with the organisation’s restructuring. Staff canaccess a free 24-hour confidential advice line for career advice fromindependent qualified counsellors. Around 135 technical and administrative posts will be lost as a result ofrestructuring by the RSC. In Stratford, 50 of the 500 jobs will go, along with85 in London. The cuts will be implemented from October. Rachael Whitteridge, head of HR at the RSC, said, “Redundancy is nevereasy or pleasant, but it is a process we have to go through.” The RSC is ending its permanent arrangement with the Barbican theatre inLondon and plans to perform in a wider variety of venues. In Stratford, anumber of smaller companies will run performances throughout the year replacingtwo distinct seasons. The RSC has begun a period of consultation with staff. Whitteridge said,”We may widen the pool so that there’s an opportunity for people who arein departments that aren’t affected, to take voluntary redundancy so people inaffected departments can move across.” Gerry Morrissey, assistant general secretary of broadcasting, theatre andentertainment union Bectu, said, “We will fight any redundancies withevery weapon at our disposal.” Comments are closed. last_img read more

Senior managers map out future for next generation

Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Senior managers map out future for next generationOn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Anumber of the most senior managers at Securicor Cash Services have beenproviding a series of masterclass training sessions for other managers to helpmeet new business challenges.Thecompany is expanding its area of operation beyond its traditional role of cashhandling and cash transportation to include till management, cash processingand central banking services. Its staff also install and maintain a network ofhole-in-the-wall cash machines.HRdirector Jenni Myles said the company’s increasing scope of activity meantthere was a need for excellent training and development across all levels toensure its people have the right skills to take the firm forward.Theidea for senior managers to take a series of masterclasses on businesspriorities came directly from the board of directors and has proved extremelypopular and effective.Todate, masterclasses have been held on business strategy and automated tellermachine (ATM) product offerings. Additional sessions on cash in transit andcash centres and security are currently being developed. read more