Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nick Phipps warned for pushing medic during Argentina Test

first_imgMonday Oct 10, 2016 Nick Phipps warned for pushing medic during Argentina Test Wallabies replacement scrumhalf Nick Phipps has been issued with a warning after he pushed an Argentinian medic who was attempting to get the ball during their Rugby Championship match at Twickenham on Saturday. Phipps was penalised at the time. In what was an entertaining but testy match, this was one of the more bizarre incidents as Phipps shoved the medic to the floor, sparking a bit of a scuffle as Matias Maroni came flying in to then push Phipps.He has since been issued a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship, a SANZAAR statement said. “A Citing Commissioner Warning may be issued by the SANZAAR Citing Commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the Red Card threshold for citings.  Upon review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.”There’s no doubt that the medical staff member should not have done what he did, and could be seen earlier in the match getting right in the middle when Argentina scored – perhaps frustrating the Wallabies – but the scrumhalf was way out of line and is perhaps lucky to not receive a ban.“I really don’t know what was going through anyone’s minds to be honest,” said Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. “I know that no one was injured. Nick was probably trying to get the ball.“I’m not quite sure about the penalty but it was a very rare situation and the ref dealt with it on the field as best he could. That’s it.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Motivating Staff (Quickguides)

first_imgMotivating Staff (Quickguides) Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News 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.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

At OAS & People’s Summits — Broad support for Cuba

first_imgCuban President Raúl CastroU.S. President Barack Obama tried to use the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11 as a platform to rehabilitate U.S. relations in the hemisphere. Obama attempted to distance himself personally from U.S. imperialism’s history of oppression, exploitation and military dictatorships imposed on the region.In contrast to Obama’s diplomacy, leaders of many of the countries at the summit criticized Washington’s policies and exposed U.S. isolation in the hemisphere.Corporate media headlines focused on the formal diplomatic exchanges between Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, on the one hand, and their Cuban counterparts, President Raul Castro and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, on the other.A bilateral, hour-long, sit-down meeting between Obama and Raul Castro was a welcome symbol of change insisted on by other Latin American and Caribbean countries. In addition, Obama spoke with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and admitted that Venezuela was no threat to the U.S.A March 9 U.S. Executive Order had named the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as an “extraordinary threat” to U.S. security. This order is still in place. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa all criticized U.S. hostility toward Venezuela and supported Maduro. Both the Ecuadoran and Argentine presidents called the order “ridiculous,” with Fernandez saying, “Not only Venezuela but no country in the continent can be considered a threat to the biggest power, the United States, a military, economic, financial, scientific power with a defense budget of $640 billion.” (Telesur, April 12)Millions of signatures and tweets from around the world called on Obama to retract the Executive Order, calling it a prelude to invasion.Raul Castro: ‘Heads up high and dignity unblemished’The U.S. had banned Cuba from meetings of the Organization of American States since 1962 — and its summits since they began in 1994 — as part of imperialism’s isolation and blockade strategy to defeat the 1959 Cuban Revolution. In the decades that followed, Cuba’s commitment to human development and international solidarity resulted instead in the isolation of U.S. imperialism.Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean moved forward to build their own regional organizations to aid their development. The Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (ALBA), PetroCaribe, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are new cooperative structures that have surpassed the OAS.To make up for being excluded from six summits, Raul Castro requested that the OAS eight-minute time limit be extended — and wound up speaking 46 minutes. He said the financial, economic and commercial blockade of Cuba unilaterally imposed by the U.S. is still very much in force and effect. He reviewed the history of U.S. attempts to annex and dominate Cuba that led to the 1898 U.S. occupation of Guantanamo Bay.Raul Castro specifically defended Argentina’s struggle to reclaim the Malvinas Islands and its current defense of its financial sovereignty against U.S. courts and vulture capitalists. He supported Puerto Rico’s self-determination and independence and Ecuador’s battle against transnational corporations and the environmental damage they have caused. He called for “reparations for damages brought on [Haiti] by slavery and colonialism.”The Cuban president also criticized the world financial system and the domination by “less than a dozen news conglomerates, mainly from the U.S.” that “determine what is read, seen or heard across the planet.” (Granma, April 11)U.S. list of ‘state sponsors of terrorism’A U.S. State Department review and recommendation needed to formally remove Cuba from the U.S.-created list of “countries sponsoring terrorism” was completed April 9. The White House is now reviewing it prior to presidential approval and formal submission to Congress.Obama initiated the review on Dec. 17. Thus a lot of time has already passed in which to remove this insulting and baseless designation. Most of the four main categories of sanctions imposed on countries on this arbitrary U.S. list do not apply to Cuba. For example, Cuba seeks no U.S. foreign assistance, defense exports and sales, or uncontrolled exports of dual-use items.The Cuban Adjustment Act, commonly known as “wet-foot-dry-foot,” gives special status to Cuban immigrants, and was not originally intended to apply beyond the early wave of Cubans leaving the revolution. The U.S. also entices Cuban doctors to abandon their international assignments and come to the U.S.If Cuba is removed from the “terrorist list,” this may allow Obama to exercise his presidential powers and carry out additional actions. Such actions were projected by Cuban diplomat Josefina Vidal in an interview with the newspaper Granma, “The Blockade Has Not Ended.” (Feb. 12) In it Vidal points out that it is possible for Obama to authorize direct bilateral trade, but that trade through third countries and allowing U.S. tourists to visit Cuba must be authorized by Congress.Removal from the terrorist list is also considered key to restoring normal banking rights, which have been denied to the Cuban Interests Section and Cuba’s United Nations mission.While President Obama claims the United States is standing up for universal principles and human rights around the world, U.S. policies cannot be separated from the coups in Honduras and Paraguay that have taken place during his administration.Washington also intervenes in the domestic affairs of other countries, for example, via the U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID had contracted the now-forgotten Alan Gross to install secret, military-grade communication systems in Cuba. And there is the National Endowment for Democracy, which spends U.S. tax dollars for Radio and TV Marti to broadcast propaganda to Cuba — money that should be spent on human needs here.At the official summit, U.S. credentials were issued to notorious characters like Felix Rodriguez, a CIA agent involved in killing Che Guevara, who also has ties to the perpetrators of terror attacks launched against Cuba from the U.S. The Cuban American National Foundation and former U.S. Interests Section staff organized and oriented the presence of U.S.-funded Cuban “dissidents.”In addition, it was very difficult for popular organizations to get credentials to participate in panel discussions. Requests by organizations like the National Front for Economic and Social Rights — which is made up of 53 Panamanian organizations — were rejected. The Construction Workers’ Union of Panama, one of the largest labor unions in Central America, was rejected. Several teachers and student leaders were denied participation. The Cuban labor confederation was denied credentials.This led to popular organizations calling a People’s Summit to give voice to the thousands of social movements, from environmental groups to unions, that had been excluded. (See “Voices from the People’s Summit,” Telesur)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month

first_img June 21, 2019 Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Barros, 31, was gunned down in cold blood on a street in Maricá on the evening of 18 June. Two individuals approached him as he was about to get into his car and fatally shot him three times. BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Reports “The perpetrators and instigators of Romário da Silva Barros’s murder must be identified and brought to justice without delay,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “His murder is an attack on free speech and all journalists in the region. They are extremely vulnerable and are working in a particularly dangerous environment that fosters self-censorship. Following these two murders, the authorities in Maricá must take urgent measures to step up protection for journalists.” According to federal government figures, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s deadliest state for journalists. Of the 64 murders of journalists in Brazil since 1998, no fewer than 13 have taken place in Rio de Janeiro state, more than in any other. Follow the news on Brazil Barros was the founder and owner of Lei Seca Maricá, a website on which he reported local news, especially crime stories. The Rio de Janeiro state police say they think his murder could have been premeditated and politically motivated. Brazil is ranked 105th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2018. April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the vulnerability of journalists in Rio de Janeiro state after local news website editor and reporter Romário da Silva Barros this week became the second journalist to be murdered in the space of a month in Maricá, a coastal city just to the east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence News to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF calls on the authorities to reinforce protection for journalists as a matter of the utmost urgency. His murder came less than a month after Robson Giorno, the owner of Jornal O Maricá, an online newspaper covering local news and politics, was gunned down in an ambush outside his Maricá home on the night of 25 May. News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Kilfennan Minister named moderator of Presbyterian Church in Ireland

first_img Previous articleDonegal woman Marie Flemings right-to-die appeal to proceed next monthNext articleFirst phase of River Links Project almost complete News Highland WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – February 7, 2013 Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter The next moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has said he wants to help restore the stability of the peace process.Dr Robert Craig, the minister at Kilfennan Presbyterian Church on Derry’s Waterside in Derry will succeed Dr Roy Patton at the next Presbyterian general assembly which takes place in Derry’s Millennium Forum in June, the first time it’s been in the city in 80 years.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Reverend Craig said it means a lot to Presbyterians in Derry and Donegal that the General Assembly is coming to the North West…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/presmod1.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Pinterest Kilfennan Minister named moderator of Presbyterian Church in Irelandcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Family of Sacramento man killed in police-involved shooting hires lawyer in Trayvon Martin case

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family, said at a press conference Monday he would be representing the family of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old who was shot at 20 times by police while clutching only a cellphone.Crump made the announcement before a throng of reporters at Sacramento City Hall, where he compared the outcomes seen by suspects in the Austin bombing and Parkland shooting with that of Clark. The attorney was flanked by Sequita Thompson, Clark’s grandmother.Crump discussed the parallels among the deaths of Clark, Martin, Michael Brown, Terrance Crutcher and Eric Garner, as well as the recent events in Texas and in Florida. Martin, 17 at the time, was shot six years ago in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.“People who are committing mass shootings in Florida were not shot once, but a young man holding a cell phone was shot 20 times,” said Crump, who was cheered by many attending the press conference. “A young man who was bombing homes in Austin, Texas, the police followed him for hours and he wasn’t shot once.“But an unarmed man holding a cell phone is shot 20 times.”The attorney also invoked the words of Martin Luther King, whose assassination was 50 years ago, saying: “It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence.”Clark, nicknamed “Zo,” “chose nonviolence,” said Crump, vowing that he will not let Clark be nonexistent in death.Thompson, Clark’s grandmother, poured her heart out, asking why Sacramento officers fired 20 bullets at her grandson as he stood in her backyard on March 18.“Why didn’t you just shoot him in the arm?” she asked, weeping. “Shoot him in the leg? Why did you have to do that?”According to Sacramento Police Department bodycam footage, Clark was unarmed. He had been holding an iPhone.Thompson was home at the time of the shooting and hear the gunshots from her dining room.“All I heard was boom, boom, boom,” she said, as she crawled to reach her 7-year-old granddaughter’s bedroom to call 911. “They never should have killed him like that.”Clark’s older brother, Stevante Clark, spoke to ABC News days after his brother was killed, and he described his grandmother’s reaction.“She yelled at them and called them murderers,” he said.Stevante Clark said he didn’t know why police officers were pursuing his brother in the first place.“The cops didn’t provide us with any information about the alleged break-ins,” he said.It had been initially reported that cops received a 911 phone call from a neighbor. In fact, according to a later-released 911 call, a male neighbor had described a man wearing a hoodie attempting to break a window of his truck before running off.Officers and a chopper hovering above headed toward the 7500 block of 29th Street and spotted Clark in his grandmother’s backyard.Stephon Clark, according to Stevante Clark, regularly entered the home through the backyard because the front doorbell was broken.According to the released bodycam footage, when officers encountered Clark they believed he was holding a “toolbar.” The officers said Clark motioned toward them, as one can be heard yelling, “Show me your hands … gun, gun, gun!”The officers then combined to fire 20 shots.Sgt. Vance Chandler, a police spokesman, told ABC News that the department was still reviewing Monday’s events involving Crump and Stephon Clark’s family before responding publicly.The Sacramento Police Department so far has refused to release to ABC News the names of the two officers who allegedly shot Stephon Clark.The officers were placed on administrative leave and reportedly have each received death threats.“At this point,” Chandler said, “we are evaluating that on a day-by-day basis because of the threats the officers have received.”In terms of the family’s filing a potential wrongful-death lawsuit, the spokesman said that he hasn’t “received any information on that” and that the department “is committed to being transparent with this incident.”The press conference on Monday was interrupted by chants of Stephon Clark’s name, as one of his two brothers repeatedly kissed the cheek of Alice Huffman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.“We need gun control in our community,” Huffman said, “but we also need gun control for police in this nation.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Woman robs store with hypodermic needle she claims is infected with AIDS

first_imgkali9/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A woman has been arrested after robbing a convenience store while brandishing a hypodermic needle she claimed was infected with AIDS.The incident occurred at the Seasons Corner Market in Raynham, Massachusetts, when the Raynham Police Department received a call at approximately 6:07 p.m. Monday to reports that the establishment was being robbed by a female suspect.Authorities were told that an adult female, who brandished a hypodermic needle she claimed to be infected with AIDS, demanded money before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.However, a witness was able to record the suspect’s license plate before she made her escape and a notice was subsequently issued to surrounding communities to be on the lookout for the suspect and vehicle, according to a statement by the Raynham Police Department.”Moments later, the same vehicle was identified by State Police as being wanted in connection with a similar robbery in New Bedford. State Police located the vehicle and made a traffic stop in the town of Marion after a brief vehicle pursuit,” Raynham Police Chief James Donovan said in a statement.After a brief on scene investigation, Raynham Police arrested 34-year-old Ashley Demers of East Wareham, Massachusetts, and charged her with armed robbery.According to police, Demers now will likely face additional charges from crimes committed in other communities as well as other potential charges related to the police pursuit and motor vehicle infractions.“This was a terrific example of the level of professionalism, teamwork and communication that exists among municipal police departments and the State Police,” Chief Donovan said in his statement. “In this instance, a suspect — who made violent threats against people doing their jobs to provide goods and services to the public during these difficult times — was apprehended safely and efficiently by well-trained police officers.”Demers’ motive in the crime is currently unknown but authorities confirmed that she was booked at the State Police barracks in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, after her arrest and will likely be arraigned on Tuesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Global newsround

first_img Previous Article Next Article All the latest happenings in HR around the world, by Philip WhiteleySchroder denies costs of works council reformGerman chancellor Gerhard Schroder has denied that his Social Democratgovernment’s planned increases in rights for members of works councils will bea burden for business. The enhanced roles for the consultative forums, which were confirmed earlierthis year (globalhr April), give members the right to a say on environmentalissues, training and work organisation. Such a role “should be seen as astrength, not a weakness, by foreign investors considering Germany as abusiness location,” Schrîder told the Sonntag Aktuell newspaper. Works councils can often organise restructurings better than managementalone, he added.  www.faz.net Unemployment figures fall in Spain and UKThe official rate of unemployment in Spain has fallen to 9.45%, the lowestrate since 1980. A reduction of 22,000 has taken the number without work down to1.6 million. In the late 1980s, the rate rose to around 25% of the adultpopulation in Spain. The centre-right government of Jose Maria Aznar hasclaimed the creation of 1.2 million jobs since 1997.A similar pattern has emerged in the UK, where the number out of work andclaiming state support fell below the one million mark in March, for the firsttime since 1975. The official rate under the wider definition is just over 1.5million.  www.elpais.es   www.thetimes.co.ukUS states propose more paid leaveEight states in the US have introduced bills that would provide pay foremployees on leave for the birth or adoption of a child, or for treatment of aserious health condition. Most would use state unemployment insurance funds tofinance the proposed paid leave. One state is seeking to levy a new taxdirectly on employers and employees. These laws were made possible by a regulation passed in President Clinton’ssecond term. The Society for Human Resource Management has challenged theDepartment of Labor regulation, arguing that it over-reached its powers inchanging the laws governing state unemployment systems. No ruling has yet beenmade.The eight states involved are: Arizona, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey,Oregon, Texas, Indiana and Washington State. www.shrm.orgBush intervenes in labour disputePresident Bush has signed an executive order preventing a strike atNorthwest Airlines. In the latest dispute to hit a US airline, talks betweenthe union Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association and management at NorthwestAirlines reached deadlock by mid-March, with the two sides at loggerheads on aseries of issues concerning pay, pensions and back-pay for mechanics, cleanersand custodians. The presidential order delays any industrial action from taking place beforethe middle of May at the earliest. Senior vice-president of labour relations,Robert Brodin, said he had made off-the-record proposals to unionrepresentatives which had been rejected.Skilled migrants leave USA number of skilled immigrant staff in Silicon Valley are now unemployed orin low-paid work, according to a report by the Society for Human ResourceManagement (SHRM). Just six months after the US Congress near-doubled the entryvisa ceiling to alleviate the technical skills shortage, the sudden economicdownturn has meant that many of those who have entered the US are struggling. Some skilled workers “are sitting idle for months or even going backhome”, says the SHRM. Of those in work, some are earning only around $250a week, which is far less than expected and well below the rates of a year ago.In October, the Congress increased the annual cap on the number of skilled-workervisas from 115,000 to 195,000.  www.shrm.orgSpanish unions gain access to company InternetThe Banco de Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has lost a high court case inSpain which means that unions will now have unlimited access to the use ofcompany e-mail to communicate with members on union business. The bank had argued that it complied with Spanish legislation requiringaccess to information by placing a message board for the use of the union. Itfiltered e-mail use, arguing that unlimited access could result in blocking ofthe organisation’s server.But the court agreed with the national union Comisiones Obreras that useshould be unlimited. There have been calls in Spain for the Workers Statute,which sets out the rights to information, to be updated to take account of newtechnology.  www.eiro.eurofound.ieEuro experts to look at employee relationsA high-level group studying the state of industrial relations in Europe hasbeen convened by Anna Diamantopoulou, the European Commissioner responsible foremployment. Ten experts from different backgrounds will look at industrial restructuringand how communities can cope with closures or major restructurings by industry.The issue is highly contentious in Europe and there has been fierceopposition from employers to the proposed right for employees to be consultedon any changes. The expert group will look at the quality of industrial relations andexamine how they can be improved, rather than sanctions and the law, accordingto Diamantopoulou.  www.eiro.eurofound.ieNepalese hotel staff take strike actionMore than 200,000 employees in the hospitality industry in Nepal began anall-out strike in mid-March. The strikers, members of several unions, want a10% service charge to be added to guests’ bills, with the proceeds distributedamong staff. Hotel managers in the Himalayan kingdom have been forced to prepare roomsand serve meals themselves as they refused to give in to the unions’ demands.Managers have claimed that the tourism industry – which is vital for thecountry – is struggling and cannot afford the increases, a claim denied by theunions.  www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/businessArgentina jobs crisis worsensThe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe has worsened theunemployment problems in Argentina. Around 700 jobs in farming and meatprocessing have been lost in the South American country because of the importrestrictions on meat.The job losses have been felt mostly in the Santa Fe region, from wherenearly 50% of food products are exported. These losses add to an already highlevel of unemployment in Argentina.  www.lanacion.com.arFrance hires more managers There has been a 12.5% rise in the hiring of managers in France in the past year,according to a study by Manager Employment Association (Association pourl’emploi des cadres). The rate of increase was three times that of the previousyear. Employers have been particularly keen to hire young graduates, theassociation reported. Just over 100,000 managerial posts had been created bythe 11,000 companies surveyed, compared with 66,000 in 1999.  www.lefigaro.frIndonesian Nike suppliers accused of abuseA non-government agency has accused managers at nine of Nike’s contractfactories in Indonesia of verbal, sexual and physical abuse. The pressure groupGlobal Alliance produced a report in which it said more than half the factoryemployees interviewed had witnessed verbal abuse, and that more than 10% hadseen improper sexual touching, with a similar proportion witnessing physicalabuse.Nike said the findings were “disturbing” and promised to addressthe matter. It buys from 25 factories in Indonesia.  www.cnnfn.comAsia’s skills shortages prompts training investmentsUS-based data storage company EMC has launched its Asia Pacific GlobalTraining Center in Singapore to address the shortage of storage specialists inthe region. The firm has invested S$5m (£1.9m) in the centre, which is itssecond in the region (the first was in Japan). It aims for 2,800 students by2003.In a similar move, Singapore Network Services plans to invest the sameamount over the next three years in a software development and training centrein India. The application service provider will build the centre in the heartof India’s burgeoning software industry in Bangalore.  www.CNET.com Global newsroundOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Volunteering experience is preferred

first_img Previous Article Next Article Most employers prefer to recruit candidates with volunteering experience ontheir CV, according to a recent survey. The research by recruitment specialist Reed Executive and volunteeringcharity TimeBank shows that nearly three quarters of employers are impressed byvoluntary work. Sixty per cent claim they are more likely to promote and givepay rises to employees who volunteer. But only one quarter of employers offer staff paid time off to carry outvoluntary work. This is despite over two thirds of respondents viewing employeevolunteering as a way to enhance the community profile of their company, claimsthe research. More than three quarters of the organisations surveyed ratingcommunity re- lations as important. “Businesses are now realising that voluntary work not only benefitsstaff, but also the company as a whole” said John Rafferty, chiefexecutive of TimeBank. More than 200 UK businesses were surveyed for the research. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Volunteering experience is preferredOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more