UK workers are the most insecure about their jobs

first_img Previous Article Next Article UK workers are the most insecure about their jobsOn 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK’s working population suffers more anxiety over their jobs than staffemployed in any other developed economy. A survey by Right Coutts of nearly 10,000 staff worldwide, shows 28 per centof the UK’s workforce believe they could lose their job in the next 12 months. The second most insecure workers are in the US, where 27 per cent areconcerned about the future of their jobs. In Japan, 20.5 per cent of staff have job security concerns, while thefigure in Germany is 14.9 per cent, and 13.7 per cent in France. Just 4 per cent of workers in Italy are worried about their jobs, and only5.7 per cent are worried in Belgium and Norway, making them the most secure. Jo Bond, deputy managing director at consultancy Right Coutts, said staff inthe UK and the US feel least secure about their jobs because employers havemore power to hire and fire in these countries. “This survey shows that job insecurity is being felt most by UK staff,despite the recent fall in unemployment seen in UK government figures,”said Bond. “Workers in some countries – notably Belgium and Italy – are lessworried about redundancy, perhaps due to the existence of stronger lawsprotecting employees’ rights in those countries. “By contrast, the US and UK job markets are more flexible, andemployers have more power to ‘hire and fire’.” However, the study also reveals that UK workers are relatively optimisticabout their chances of obtaining similarly paid jobs if made redundant, with 21per cent believing this would be easy, compared to just 4 per cent in Germany,and 8 per cent in Italy. By Ben Willmottwww.rightcoutts.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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PM seeks public advice on 2% salary tax for medical purposes

first_imgLocalNews PM seeks public advice on 2% salary tax for medical purposes by: – April 26, 2012 Hon. Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made a proposal to the people of Dominica that would require a 2% tax on their salaries for what he describes as a worthy cause.The Prime Minister, who is also responsible for Finance, said he wants public advice on whether he should impose a 2% levy on the workforce which would go towards a special fund for persons who may have to travel abroad for medical attention.Skerrit said while government is always willing to help Dominicans in these circumstances, it is putting a dent in the treasury’s purse.“We need to create a special committee where we can be advised of what are the services our people go out of Dominica for. What are the technical services we need, human resources, to ensure that our people can get that service because I see too many of our people suffer because they do not have the money to go out of Dominica to get medical care. Our goal should be to provide those services at a minimal charge to our people and I believe it can be achieved. One of the ways we can finance it, partly, is by a proposal I have put before the public, where every working persons in this country can contribute to 2% of his salary,” he said.The Prime Minister said measures must be put in place to finance their “road to recovery”.“Someone may say that I have insurance and this not for me. But life is a very strange thing. Today we are up there and tomorrow we are down there. Do not wait for when it affects your family or you directly to be concerned. The fact is everyone one of us will find ourselves on a hospital bed at some point,” he said.He also called on nurses to work with government, to achieve a better health care service for Dominica.Dominica Vibes News 31 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img March 23, 2020 Brian Hoyer is now in the running to become Tom Brady’s replacement after accepting a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. The 34-year-old twice served as Brady’s backup and will compete with Jarrett Stidham and Cody Kessler for the starting job. Hoyer played four games and had one start with Indianapolis last season, completing 54% of his passes for 372 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.Elsewhere in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press the Redskins are acquiring quarterback Kyle Allen from the Panthers. Allen was 5-7 as the Panthers’ starter last season, completing 62% of his passes for 3,322 yards, 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He will complete with second-year pro Dwayne Haskins for the starting job and is reunited with Washington head coach Ron Rivera, who was Allen’s coach last season.— The Seahawks landed some needed depth in the secondary by acquiring cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Redskins for a fifth-round pick. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the move. Dunbar had a career-best four interceptions last season for Washington and started 17 of the past 18 games he played for the team.— Cowboys center Travis Frederick is retiring from the NFL at 29. The 2016 All-Pro says he could no longer perform at his highest level after returning from a neurological disorder that sidelined him for the 2018 season. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSSoutheast Missouri finds a hoops coachUNDATED (AP) — Southeast Missouri has hired Kansas State assistant Brad Korn as its new basketball coach. Korn had spent the past five seasons with the Wildcats, the past four as an assistant coach. He helped the school to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a share of the Big 12 regular-season two years ago. Korn takes over for Rick Ray, who was fired after going 51-104 in five years with the team and was 7-24 this past season.In other men’s basketball news:— Andy Kennedy has been introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at UAB. Kennedy began his college coaching career with Cincinnati in 2005-06 before a 12-year run at Mississippi. He went 245-156 at Ole Miss, winning one conference tournament and earning two trips to the NCAA Tournament. Kennedy has had 10 20-win seasons as a head coach. NHL-PREDATORS-INGRAMPredators sign goaltender IngramNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract worth $2 million at the NHL level.The 22-year-old Ingram posted a 21-5-5 record for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals this season. He ranked third among AHL goaltenders with a .933 save percentage, third with a 1.92 goals-against average and tied for third in wins.Ingram was a third-round pick by Tampa Bay in the 2016 NHL draft. He played for Canada in the 2017 World Junior Championship. The USOPC sent a survey over the weekend to more than 4,000 athletes for details on how the coronavirus pandemic has influenced their training and their feelings about the upcoming games. They received responses from 1,780.Sixty-nine percent said they would feel comfortable competing in July if the World Health Organization deemed it safe. But virtually that same number, 68% said they didn’t think the Olympics would be fair under those circumstances.VIRUS OUTBREAK-RUSSIARussia backs slow approach on Tokyo gamesMOSCOW (AP) — Russia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s approach of taking time to consider postponing the Tokyo Games and condemned the body’s critics. UNDATED (AP) — UEFA (yoo-AY’-fah) has formally postponed the Champions League final scheduled to be played on May 30 in Istanbul.UEFA says no decision has been made on a new date, amid a shutdown of European soccer due to the coronavirus pandemic that has no end in sight.Only four teams advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals before the remaining Round of 16 games scheduled on March 17-18 were postponed.In other sports-related developments stemming from the coronavirus:— The top three Canadian junior hockey leagues have called off the remainder of their seasons and playoffs. That means the Memorial Cup trophy given out to the national champion will not be awarded for the first time in its 102-year history. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-TOKYO GAMESUSA Gymnastics calls for Olympic postponementUNDATED (AP) — Add USA Gymnastics to the country’s growing list of sports entities calling for a postponement to the Tokyo Olympics. Pats get a QB, cut longtime kickerUNDATED (AP) — The New England Patriots have dropped their longtime kicker and picked up a quarterback.The Patriots said goodbye to another longtime staple of their two-decade run of championships, releasing kicker and franchise leading scorer Stephen Gostkowski. The three-time Super Bowl champion has spent his entire 14-year career in New England.Gostkowski has long passed Adam Vinatieri as the Patriots’ leading scorer with 1,775 points.The 36-year-old Gostkowski started the first four games of 2019 but struggled, missing a career-high four extra points after not missing more than three in any of his previous 13 NFL seasons. He was placed on injured reserve in October and underwent season-ending hip surgery. The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”The ROC says “we view as unacceptable any attempts to bring pressure on the organizations in charge responsible of staging the games and to force them to take rash decisions.”Russia was faced with sending a neutral team to the Tokyo Olympics under sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency. But those measures can’t be implemented until there’s a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where hearings have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unclear whether CAS could still rule before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChampions League final postponed — The Spanish soccer federation and the Spanish league say the suspension of professional soccer in the country will continue until government officials “consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.” The soccer competitions had been initially suspended for two weeks, but the government said Sunday that the country’s state of emergency would likely be extended, meaning the entire nation may have to remain in lockdown until at least April 11.— Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely. That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand until the coronavirus pandemic passes.— The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed due to the outbreak. The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest. The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7. The first seven races of the Formula One season had already either been postponed or canceled.— Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa says he has contracted the coronavirus. Van der Burgh retired from competitive swimming but says he has been struggling for two weeks with the illness. He is also adding his voice to concerns for the well-being of current athletes if the Tokyo Olympics are held as scheduled in July and August.NFL-NEWS IOC President Thomas Bach sent a letter to athletes explaining the decision and why it might take so long, while also acknowledging the extended timeline might not be popular. He said a final decision was likely to come in four weeks.Meanwhile, a group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.VIRUS OUTBREAK-US OLYMPIC TEAM SURVEYSurvey says 68% of US Olympic hopefuls lean toward postponement of gamesDENVER (AP) — Nearly seven in 10 U.S. Olympic hopefuls say they don’t think the Tokyo Games will be fair if they are held in July. The finding is prompting leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to conclude “it’s more clear than ever that the path toward postponement is the most promising.” South Carolina’s Dawn Staley is the AP’s women’s basketball coach of the year. Staley claimed 20 of 30 votes after leading the Gamecocks to a 32-1 overall record, including a 16-0 mark in the Southeastern Conference.Northwestern’s Joe McKeown (mih-KYOO’-ehn) is the runner-up with five votes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — A person familiar with the situation says the Panthers have agreed to terms with former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker of the Houston Roughnecks and former Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead. The person says Walker agreed to a two-year contract and Whitehead will get a one-year deal. Financial terms were not known.— The Giants have reached agreements on one-year contracts with running back Dion Lewis and wide receiver Corey Coleman. Lewis spent the past two seasons as Derrick Henry’s backup in Tennessee and rushed for 209 yards on 54 carries last season before being released this month in a salary-cap move. Coleman didn’t play in the NFL last season after catching five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in eight games for the 2018 Giants.— The Jets and linebacker James Burgess have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to his agent. Burgess started the final 10 games of last season at inside linebacker for the Jets after injuries decimated the position. The 26-year-old linebacker is a favorite of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who also coached him in Cleveland. Burgess finished second on the team to Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams in total tackles with 90.— The Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year contracts for safety Chris Banjo and defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard. The 30-year-old Banjo played in 13 games last season for Arizona and was a valuable contributor on special teams. The seven-year veteran also provides depth in the secondary. The 26-year-old Bullard played in nine games last season and started six.— The Falcons have reached agreements with wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, a former first-round pick of the Vikings, and guard Justin McCray. That word comes from a person familiar with the deals, which won’t be official until Treadwell and McCray pass physicals. The Falcons also have re-signed cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year deal.  The organization says a majority of senior national team members have indicated in an anonymous survey that they were in favor of the games being pushed back from its scheduled July opening. USA Gymnastics President Li Li Leung says the organization would not specify how long of a delay it is asking for but added that most respondents were pushing for a year.USA Swimming and USA Track and Field also have called for a postponement to the games.The International Olympics Committee is considering postponing the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.Longtime IOC member Craig Reedie told The Associated Press that everyone can see where things are headed, with the coronavirus pandemic spreading and Olympic hopefuls around the world unable to train. IOC member Dick Pound told USA Today that he expects the Olympics will be postponed. Pound told the paper he expects the IOC to announce its next steps soon.Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia are adding pressure by making it clear they will not go if the games are staged this year. And Germany now says it wants the games postponed until next year at the earliest. The president of the Norwegian Olympic Committee is recommending that athletes from the country not be sent to the Tokyo Games if they take place as scheduled. Associated Press WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-PLAYER/COACH OF THE YEARSabrina Ionescu is unanimous choiceUNDATED (AP) — Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu has become just the second unanimous selection as The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year.Ionescu received all 30 ballots from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 poll each week. She averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds this season as well as having eight of her 26 career triple-doubles. The only other unanimous pick was UConn star Breanna Stewart in 2016. Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more

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Jersey Mike’s enters esports, sponsoring NA LCS for Summer Split

first_imgJersey Mike’s, an American sandwich chain with almost 1,300 stores stateside, has sponsored Riot Games‘ North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) for the upcoming Summer Split.Typically involved in traditional sports – being named the official sandwich shop of the New York Yankees in 2015, for example – this is Jersey Mike’s first foray into the esports industry.As part of this sponsorship, the sandwich giant will host fan activations on-site for ticket holders at the NA LCS Arena in Los Angeles. Not only that, its customers will have the chance to redeem promotional codes for in-game items in League of Legends – including Hextech chests & keys and loot skins.Fans of the NA LCS will be provided with the opportunity to enter a sweepstake with a prize of an all-expenses-paid trip and exclusive VIP ticket for the 2018 NA LCS Summer Finals at the Oracle Arena, Oakland in September.Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s stated: “As a longtime supporter of traditional sports, Jersey Mike’s is excited to enter the world of esports by partnering with the NA LCS. We believe this sponsorship is a great fit for Jersey Mike’s and LoL Esports fans alike, and look forward to connecting with the passionate League of Legends community each week.”The 2018 Summer Split for the NA LCS kicks off on June 16th, with the regulation season wrapping up on August 19th. From there, the playoffs will span over August 25th to September 9th – the date in which the finals take place.Esports Insider says: Non-endemic sponsorships seem to be coming in thick and fast for the esports industry as of late, and they’re always a little bit sweeter when they have a history in traditional sports – proving the gap between the two industries isn’t all that big.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

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