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first_imgThis week’s news in briefTribunal taskforce Trade & Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt last week set up anemployment tribunal taskforce to advise on the reform of the system. Thetaskforce will examine the need for investment, improved communication and theuse of the Internet to improve efficiency. The taskforce will make recommendations to Hewitt and the Lord Chancellor.  www.dti.gov.ukSept 11 hits tourism More than a million workers in the European hotel and tourism industry couldlose their jobs as a direct result of the 11 September attacks, claims theInternational Labour Organisation. It estimates that a 10 per cent reduction inglobal tourism would result in 8.8 million people losing their jobs worldwide.  www.ilo.orgCEOs’ hefty pay rises Chief executives received pay increases of more than 25 per cent over thepast year, according to Incomes Data Services. A CEO in the City now earns onaverage £960,000, compared to £570,000 for other directors. Research by IncomesData Services, which polled 2,000 directors, shows that FTSE 100 companiesincrease CEO pay by over 18 per cent.  www.incomesdata.co.ukAiling online recruiter StepStone, the Norway-based online recruitment agency, will cut more than525 jobs from its 876-strong workforce and has told its UK subsidiary that itwill no longer support it financially. “In the UK, the company will be putinto liquidation,” a spokesperson said. The company will focus on Belgium,Denmark and Germany – its three most successful markets.  www.stepstone.co.ukAction over violence The Work & Pensions Secretary has promised Benefit Agency staff azero-tolerance approach to violent behaviour in a bid to avert strike action.The PCS union is balloting over 60,000 members on strike action this week overthe removal of protective screens for staff. Currently 2,300 employees are onstrike. www.pcs.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article …in briefOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more