BNFL improves safety by working with unions

first_img Comments are closed. British Nuclear Fuels has dramatically improved the safety record atSpringfields nuclear plant through fostering a close working relationshipbetween management, staff and the union. A partnership agreement with the AEEU at the site has reduced the number ofserious staff accidents from 56 in 1990 to zero, Andrew Donovan, head of HREuropean Fuel Business of BNF told the IPA Partnership & Performanceconference last week. Donovan claimed that the more open working environment that HR has developedhas also seen staff grievances reduced from 20 a year to zero. This has been achieved despite the prospect of job losses at the Lancashireplant in the future, as the BNF tries to increase its competitiveness. He said, “We’ve gone through huge change and we’ve taken the tradeunions and the workforce with us. Our next challenge is to manage job lossesand keep the right people here.” The partnership agreement included training and “getting to knowyou” sessions between management and union reps, and led to joint workingon shared issues like safety and training. Closer working meant that the site was able to develop a new policy of staffownership of safety across the site,” said Donovan. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article BNFL improves safety by working with unionsOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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YESTERYEAR: EARLY GOLFERS

first_imgGolf was introduced to Evansville in 1898, about a decade after its debut in Yonkers, New York. At that time, the sport was played with five holes on a cow pasture west of the property that became Akin Park on the city’s southeast side. The first nine-hole course opened three years later at the newly-opened Evansville Country Club on Stringtown Road. More golf courses soon followed, including Helfrich Field, where these men became the first to play when it opened in 1924. From left to right, they are Merritt DeJong, Bill Loughlin, Alex Ritchie, and cigar manufacturer John Fendrich.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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SSP H1 results: coronavirus hits turnover at travel site operator

first_imgLike-for-like turnover fell 8.4% at travel sites operator SSP due to the impact of coronavirus.The company operates brands including Starbucks and Upper Crust at railway stations and airports and has been hit hard by the sharp decline in travel during the Covid-19 outbreak.SSP previously revealed that like-for-like sales in the UK and Continental Europe had crashed 80-85% in late March.In its results for the six months ended 31 March, published this week, the company reported revenue of £1,214.6m, down 2.7% at constant currency, with like-for-like sales down 8.4%.It made an operating loss of £6.7m on a reported basis, with a £34.3m loss before tax.SSP reported that, before the outbreak, it had performed well and in line with expectations, delivering “solid” like-for-like sales growth and net contract gains, particularly in North America and Continental Europe.Since the outbreak it has taken action including:Temporary closure of the majority of sites, with staff furloughedCreation of new health and safety protocolsClosure of offices and supported staff to work from homeNegotiated more flexible rent termsReduction in salaries across senior management, executive committee and boardCut discretionary spend and capital investment to a minimumSuspended share buyback programme.“Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the travel sector,” said SSP Group CEO Simon Smith.“Our response has been to take quick and decisive action to protect our people and our business, whilst around the world our colleagues have helped and supported their local communities.“Although challenging, it was a great illustration of SSP at its best and demonstrated the resilience of our teams. I’m immensely proud of what’s been achieved.”last_img read more

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NHC names Jason Stevens a fellow

first_imgHarvard Assistant Professor of English Jason Stevens has been named a fellow at the National Humanities Center (NHC) for the upcoming academic year. He will join 31 other distinguished scholars from institutions across the United States and two foreign countries working on a wide array of projects. Stevens is the 20th faculty member from Harvard University to be named an NHC Fellow.For more information.last_img

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Satsumas

first_imgFruit growers are encouraged to attend a satsuma orange production and fruit marketing meeting at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Lowndes County on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m.Easily confused with tangerines, clementines and cuties, satsuma oranges are one of the various groups of mandarin oranges. Now in their second year of growth in south Georgia, satsuma trees are planted on about 75 acres in the state, according to Jacob Price, UGA Extension coordinator for Lowndes County.The majority of the meeting will focus on the production of satsumas, and a portion of time will be reserved to discuss the potential market for selling Georgia-grown produce to schools. “We hope to let the people know a little more about the food and nutrition programs at the schools and how they need to be set up to try to market their fruit to their school systems,” Price said. A representative from the UGA Small Business Development Center will talk about the center’s programs, including marketing assistance. A Georgia Department of Agriculture expert will discuss how the movement of citrus across state lines is regulated. Attendees will also learn to bud citrus trees in a hands-on session. The meeting is designed for producers, but it is open to the general public. For more information, contact the Lowndes County Extension office at 229-333-5185. (Tatyana Phelps is an intern with the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

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3 best practices for tech spending in banking

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An overwhelming 96% of banking executives plan to either maintain or increase their technology budget this year, with 64% spending more, according to CSI’s 2020 Banking Priorities Survey. Even with financial institutions doubling down on technology, it’s easy for banks and credit unions to spread resources and capital too thin when trying to keep up with changing times.But instead of going after all the things, spend your money in areas supporting these three best practices.Focus on the customer and member experienceIt’s easy to see the connection between digital banking software and improved customer experience. But plunking down money for software improvements is only worth it if customers can see and like the change. Marrying multiple systems into one, easy-to-use CRM for banking is always a win-win because it saves time for customers and staff.last_img read more

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Make your New Year’s Resolution to be a blood donor

first_imgStaff say this is the perfect time of the year to make positive changes in your life. Wednesday through Friday, you can donate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can enter the mall by the Arby’s entrance and turn right toward Gamestop. On Tuesday, you can donate blood from the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s a new year, it’s going to be 2020, so a lot of people start new trends, ” Said Red Cross Account Manager Esperanza Gutierrez. center_img The Red Cross is providing free long sleeve t-shirts to all donors while supplies last. “Maybe they want to lose wight, maybe they want to cut off some Pepsi. So make it your New Year’s Resolution to donate blood. This has the power to save people’s lives and people can truly make a difference. So make that a part of your life in 2020,” she said. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Broome County Chapter of the American Cross will host the “New Year’s Resolution Blood Drive” through Friday at the Oakdale Mall.last_img read more

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Green light for Warrington site

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Wello Strikes Wave Energy Deal with GEU in Indonesia

first_imgGapura Energi Utama (GEU), an Indonesian infrastructure construction company has ordered a 10 MW Wello Penguin wave energy park from the Finnish clean energy company Wello. The park will be located next to Nusa Penida Island in Bali and it will be the largest wave energy park globally. The delivery will take place after the permitting process is finalized, which is estimated to occur in the end of 2018.The patented Wello Penguin wave energy converter has been developed and tested for almost 10 years. The Wello Penguin floats on water and captures kinetic energy from the waves, which is then turned into electrical power with zero emissions. The device does not have any moving parts in contact with sea water. Remote connection allows for continuous monitoring and adjustment of the solution.“I am extremely proud that our long-term development work is now rewarded with this order. This is just the beginning, as there is global sales potential for the Wello Penguin wave energy device,” says Heikki Paakkinen, the CEO and founder of Wello.Wello has also entered into a representation agreement for the Indonesian market with GEU.Komang Agus Pribadiana, president manager, GEU said: “Indonesia’s ocena wave energy potential is more than 17 GW, but not yet explored at all. Teaming up with Wello is truly a brilliant idea and a strategic maneuver to capture the huge ocean waves utility market. This alliance could ignite the fabrication of a 100% local content hull and other supporting equipment could be produced locally as well.”last_img read more

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Soesdyke, St Pius and North Georgetown register huge wins

first_imgTHERE were huge wins for Soesdyke, St Pius and North Georgetown as the 2019 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament continued yesterday.In the day’s opening game, Mocha won via walkover from J.E. Burnham with Mae’s getting the better of Enterprise 2-1, thanks to a brace from Elijah Bynoe (38th, 40th) who cancelled out Kristin Semple’s 17th minute strike.Soesdyke, in the second set of matches for the day, steamrolled St Margaret’s 7-0 with goals from Jaden Tasher (13th, 15th, 23rd), Jermaine Mitchel (21st, 25th) and single strikes from Ezekiel Holder (36th) and Neil Persaud (38th). On the opposing pitch Craig beat South Ruimveldt via a 2-0 margin thanks to Timothy Mellvile (2nd, 31st).Redeemer were also winners on the day over Uitvlugt with Nickolas Watts (21th) scoring their goal while Timehri overcame Plaisance 4-0 thanks to Estavan Madina (10th, 27th), Tyrone Pereira (34th) and Jason Williams (37th).North Georgetown also produced a 7-0 score line this time thumping Ann’s Grove thanks to Garey Primo (11th, 12th, 33rd, 40th) with Martha Chance (10th), Dellon Wray (24th) and Maneshar Khan (14th). On the other pitch, it was St Agnes who were winners over St Ambrose, thanks to Shaquille Dalrymple (14th) and Kwason Chance (26th).Marian Academy beat off F.E Pollard after Emanuel Francois (16th) and Jeremy Ten-Pow (40th) goals overcame the early goal of Jaquan Armstrong (3rd). The opposing pitch had all the action, however, as St Pius continued their strong run, beating Smith Memorial 9-1. Jamal Fraser (1st, 19th, 22nd, 29th, 34th, 36th) was the chief destroyer. Jamal Jones (13th), Nickali Watson (25th) and Teon Macey (31st) scored also. Japheth Sampson (4th) scored Smith’s consolation goal.The St Stephens vs Tucville match was abandoned due to a power outage while West Ruimveldt overcame Genesis 1-0 thanks to Cleon La Rose (10th).Matches continue next Saturday.last_img read more

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