Spouse of Cuban 5 hero to speak at labor conference

first_imgThey will return:a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.Teachers, students with jobless futures and indentured to enormous loan debt, and public workers from the U.S. will travel to Tijuana, Mexico, for the Aug. 17 through 19 Ninth U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor Conference. The conference will be preceded by a 3-day seminar from Aug. 15 through 17 led by instructors from the Cuban Workers Central Union’s Lázaro Peña Workers School. The Aug. 17 evening program will uplift the struggle to free the Cuban 5 — Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Ramón Labañino Salazar, René González Sehwerert, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González Llort — unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998.Rosa Aurora Freijanes, spouse of Fernando González, will represent the family members of the Cuban 5 and participate throughout the conference. Cristina Vázquez, laundry worker leader and Workers United, Western States Regional Joint Board, SEIU international vice president, will share the successful work in bringing the case of the Cuban 5 to the U.S. labor movement.In addition to three representatives of the Cuban Central Workers Union, international participants will include Mexican electrical workers and teachers — frontline fighters against privatization and destruction of their unions and their recent stolen election — and representatives from Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.The agenda will include two plenary sessions with floor discussion. As a new feature this year to increase the opportunities for discussion and interaction, two sets of the two Saturday afternoon workshops are planned.Particularly in this period, when the global capitalist crisis is threatening to devour all social benefits and rights of the working class, the message and experiences from Latin America can help clarify the relationship between social movements and organized workers. Both the classes and the conference are an opportunity to learn about the Encuentro Sindical Nuestra América movement, designed to forge working-class unity, and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), which has introduced equitable trade without U.S. dollar domination and the basics of social justice, including universal education and health care for the people of member countries.Fernando González Llort, René González Sehwerert and Gerardo Hernández Nordelo all served as international combatants during the war for liberation against racism and apartheid in southern Africa. For more information about the Cuban 5, including the link to a new YouTube video featuring Danny Glover and Peter Coyote dramatizing actual testimony from the trial of the Cuban 5, go to theCuban5.org.Pre-registration is encouraged. Online payment, instructions and information are at LaborExchange.blogspot.com. Participants are encouraged to make hotel reservations at the Hotel Palacio Azteca using the inclusive Cuba Labor Conference rate, which includes breakfast and dinner at the conference. Information about special hotel and registration rates for students and young workers is available from [email protected] or call 313-355-8566.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU student takes stand against body image

first_imgReddIt 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Twitter Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” ReddIt Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleTCU offers faculty training for sexual violence interventionNext articleFrom Muscat to Fort Worth Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TAGSaudioembedded photo – instagramquiz – interactive + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img Linkedin Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Twitter Dr. Amanda Swartz, a psychologist in TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, said body image is a major concern on college campuses.“College students are at one of the highest risk populations for eating disorders,” Swartz said. “That has a lot to do with some of the stressors like leaving home, learning to eat with a different environment than people ever have and different social pressures than they’ve had before.”An estimated 60 percent of college-aged women feel pressured to be a certain weight, according to DoSomething.org.Harb said she hopes the people reading her post will “feel as if they aren’t alone.”She said she emphasizes that struggles with body image can lead to eating disorders and other mental disorders.Swartz applauded Harb’s efforts.“I really respect anyone who is willing to go out on a limb and say something different because this isn’t always society’s expected and normalized statement to be you and be healthy and that’s what’s important about us, not our appearance ideal or our body ideal,” Swartz said.  To listen to more of what Swartz has to say about body image, listen below.Audio Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Interview-with-Dr.-Amanda-Swartz.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The National Eating Disorders Association reports millions of Americans each year suffer from eating disorders. This includes half a million teenagers with disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders.Close Makenzie Stallo Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ printEmpowering others to love their bodies has become one TCU student’s mission. Senior psychology major Sabrina Harb launched an Instagram account that showcases a myriad of body types in an effort to dispel the notion of an “ideal” body. “Chasing the ‘ideal’ body image will never give you eternal fulfillment, because this image is artificial,” said Harb. “I want people to find beauty from within and transfer positivity to those around them.”Harb’s Instagram Wait for Weight has since amassed more than 1,500 followers since its July start. Harb’s posts include workout routines, healthy meals and features on those who have struggled with body image. Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Ann Louden’s Legacylast_img read more

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Bill Ukropina’s Holiday Lunch at the Rose Bowl Thrives Come Rain or Shine

first_imgHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe People Bill Ukropina’s Holiday Lunch at the Rose Bowl Thrives Come Rain or Shine By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 | 12:30 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Bill and Linan Ukropina. Photo credit: Dana P. BoutonBill Ukropina (r), John Naber (l) Legacy Connections. Photo Credit: John LavittEvery year for the past seven years, commercial real estate broker extraordinaire Bill Ukropina throws a holiday lunch at the Rose Bowl for friends & family, customers & guests. On Friday morning, December 12, despite the heavy rains the night before that seemed to be continuing on into the day, Bill Ukropina woke early in the morning, ready for another holiday fest. With Olympic gold medalist John Naber as his speaker and close to 300 on the guest list, the Executive Vice President of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance Office in Glendale was certain it would be a wonderful day. Maybe a little wet, but still as wonderful as years before.Bill Ukropina Holiday Lunch, Brookside Clubhouse RestaurantThen it happened. Bill Ukropina got the phone call from the Rose Bowl grounds staff, informing him that the heavy rains had flooded the visitor’s locker room with two feet of water, mud and turf. As any successful man in the modern world, Bill Ukropina knows when crisis comes, it is never the time to panic.Rather, taking proactive action with the help of the Rose Bowl team, Bill Ukropina shifted the event to the Brookside Clubhouse Restaurant, barely a hop, skip and a jump from the original location. With an email blast handled by his team, the event was back on. After all, Bill Ukropina’s Annual Holiday Lunch at the Rose Bowl is known for being annual because it happens every year come rain or shine.With over 265 people in attendance and hosted by Bill Ukropina and his beautiful wife, Linan, the Holiday Lunch was a great success. Although the guests had to navigate a new small river rushing down Rosemont Avenue, they braved the elements to attend. By attending, the guests were rewarded with an inspired afternoon of first-class networking, delectable delights, and the words of a true Olympic champion.Pasadena resident John Naber achieved a perfect balance as the speaker by being both inspiring and funny. As a backstroke specialist, John Naber earned five Olympic medals in 1976, and was honored as the Nation’s outstanding amateur athlete. Later inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, John Naber has had a successful post-athletic career as a network broadcaster and corporate speaker. John Naber focused his talk on the lessons of how to succeed that are detailed in his latest book “Awaken The Olympian Within.”As a charitable gesture, Bill Ukropina donated $10.00 for every guest who attended to “Legacy Connections,” the organization raising money for the Rose Bowl Renovation. In addition, he gave John Naber a very special gift by honoring him with an inscribed legacy brick that will forever be part of the new Rose Bowl main entrance. As described on the Legacy Connections website,  “The brick mosaic will be installed immediately in front of Gate A, the main entrance to the Rose Bowl Stadium.”Given the nature of a holiday gala where gifts are exchanged, Bill Ukropina wasn’t quite finished. Every attendee was given the opportunity to receive a free signed copy of John’s book, “Awaken the Olympian Within.” Given such an opportunity, there was quite a line, and John Naber signed a lot of books, but it was a lovely end to an amazing annual Pasadena event.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. 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IntelliCentrics Debuts Healthcare’s First COVID-19 Credential

first_img Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Pinterest IntelliCentrics Debuts Healthcare’s First COVID-19 Credential Twittercenter_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 7, 2021– IntelliCentrics (6819.HK), the innovator of the SEC 3 URE Ethos, SEC 3 URE Passport, Link & GO! and BioBytes™ serving healthcare facilities across North America, the United Kingdom and China, announces the creation of the industry’s first COVID-19 credential available to all users across its technology platform. This first-of-its-kind solution provides facilities with the data they need to ensure optimal steps are taken for each individual entering the facility. Healthcare facilities are faced with the challenge of providing a safe environment to both COVID and non-COVID visitors. In order to accomplish this, facilities need to know, who among their visitors have received the COVID-19 vaccine, who have not, with a focus on the frontline healthcare workers. IntelliCentrics’ technology delivers all of this while going a step further by providing necessary insights to manage medically necessary exceptions. “We relish the fact that our technology supports frontline workers who are most at risk in the battle against COVID-19,” said Michael Sheehan, CEO of IntelliCentrics. “And we understand the best solution needs to be a total solution, so we used our experience and made this work for virtually every possible scenario in the entire care delivery system. The result is that patients can once again receive treatments and have loved ones by their side without feeling vulnerable to the virus.” When circumstances require, IntelliCentrics’ technology also provides facilities with the ability to set up alternatives such as attestation, screening questions, and PPE requirements as part of their COVID-19 credential. It is a total solution in that it covers all categories of individuals entering the facility and their unique circumstances. IntelliCentrics’ technology platform currently hosts over 11,000 facilities worldwide, giving facilities the control and communication tools to inform all visitors, from the waiting room to the board room, their role in creating a safe and secure environment. Sheehan added, “the power of our community is in its varied and collective experiences and sharing what we have learned from SARS, H1N1, and all other vaccine-based policies.” About IntelliCentrics With a mission to use trust to make high-quality healthcare as accessible as a good cup of coffee, IntelliCentrics created the SEC 3 URE Ethos. Built on three core principles – transparency, neutrality, and independence, the SEC 3 URE Ethos is relied on by more than 11,000 locations of care worldwide to ensure mutual trust between patients, doctors, vendor representatives and healthcare companies. To learn more about the world’s largest trusted healthcare technology platform, visit www.intellicentrics.com. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine credential, visit our COVID-19 Solution Center. IntelliCentrics is publicly traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code 6819. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210207005010/en/ CONTACT: Jennifer Xia 972-316-6523 [email protected] KEYWORD: CHINA UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS SOFTWARE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: IntelliCentrics Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/07/2021 08:30 PM/DISC: 02/07/2021 08:30 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210207005010/en Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAmanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super BowlNext articleThe Latest: Naomi Osaka easily advances at Australian Open Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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People advised to be on high alert after spate of break-ins

first_img Facebook Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOutrage after life rings removed from Letterkenny BridgeNext articleDonegal expected to be worst hit with severe weather tomorrow News Highland Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA It’s emerged that a number of other areas in the county were also targeted this week.A house in Manorcunningham was ransacked on Wednesday evening with thieves making their getaway within minutes of breaking in while earlier in the week, a house in Newtowncunningham was also burgled.Meanwhile a farmyard in the Magherabeg area was broken into in recent days with some items stolen.Cllr Paul Canning says it’s possible that some of the thefts may be linked and is advising people to remain on high alert:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cbnmbnmnmbnmbnanning.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic People advised to be on high alert after spate of break-ins By News Highland – December 14, 2018 last_img read more

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US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and “espoused extremist” and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack.“The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country. He must be detained pending trial. … The defendant is a domestic terrorist,” prosecutors said in a court document filed in Maryland federal court Wednesday, arguing that Christopher Paul Hasson should be detained. Hasson allegedly compiled a list of prominent Democratic congressional leaders, activists, political organizations, and MSNBC and CNN media personalities, including apparent references to Joe Scarborough, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to court documents.Hasson was arrested by agents of the FBI Baltimore Field Office and the Coast Guard Investigative Service on Friday on gun-related charges.“The criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland charges Mr. Hasson with possession of firearms and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and with possession of tramadol, the Justice Department said.Hasson, 49, is currently assigned to Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. He’d been living in his Silver Spring, Maryland, apartment since June 2016, when he signed his lease, authorities said.A source familiar with the matter said the Coast Guard tipped the FBI off to Hasson, and then the FBI and Coast Guard jointly investigated him.Details of his case were laid out in a court document filed Tuesday, seeking his detention until trial.Court documents — which don’t include any actual attack plan — alleged that in a draft email Hasson wrote on June 2, 2017, making reference to Olympic park bomber Eric Rudolph, he said, “I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth. I think a plague would be most successful but how do I acquire the needed/ Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not sure yet but will find something.”He then allegedly discussed an “interesting idea” of “start[ing] with biological attacks followed by attack on food supply.”“Liberalist/globalist ideology is destroying traditional peoples esp white. … No way to counteract without violence… Much blood will have to be spilled to get whitey off the couch,” Hasson allegedly wrote.According to court documents, he allegedly said he was, “Looking to Russia with hopeful eyes or any land that despises the west’s liberalism. Excluding of course the muslim scum” and had to “take serious look at appropriate individual targets, to bring greatest impact. Professors, DR’s, Politian’s [sic], Judges, leftists in general.”Months later, court document said, in September 2017 — about seven weeks after the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally — he allegedly sent himself a draft letter, which he apparently wrote for a known American neo-Nazi leader.In the letter, he allegedly wrote: “I am a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military. I have served in 3 branches currently serving as an Officer (never attended college) with 2 years till I hit mandatory retirement at 30.” He said he “fully support[s] the idea of a white homeland … We need a white homeland as Europe seems lost.”From January 2017 to January 2019, he conducted online searches and made thousands of visits online for pro-Russian, neo-fascist and neo-Nazi literature, court documents said.Investigators said Hasson lived in “a cramped basement apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland,” and when the FBI raided it, they found a total of 15 firearms and “conservatively” more than 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition.Investigators also found more than 30 bottles labeled as HGH (human growth hormone), which authorities said were intended “to increase his ability to conduct attacks.”On Dec. 27, 2018, court documents said, Hasson performed an internet search for “joe Scarborough” (“Scarborough”), after viewing a headline claiming that Scarborough referred to President Trump as “the worst ever.”The Coast Guard released a statement late Wednesday.“An active duty Coast Guard member, stationed at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, was arrested last week on illegal weapons and drug charges as a result of an ongoing investigation led by the Coast Guard Investigative Service, in cooperation with the FBI and Department of Justice. Because this is an open investigation, the Coast Guard has no further details at this time,” according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.Hasson is due in court Thursday for a detention hearing in Maryland, the Justice Department said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Top aide to embattled Puerto Rico governor resigns amid mounting pressure

first_imgTexPhoto/iStock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The chief of staff to Puerto Rico’s embattled governor has resigned amid mounting pressure on the office and calls for the governor himself to resign. Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his staff are accused of making homophobic, misogynistic and sexist comments against opponents and critics and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria. The streets of San Juan have been filled with protesters over the past 11 days. Tens of thousands turned out to massive protests on Monday, which ended in police firing tear gas at some protesters late in the night.The resignation of Ricardo Llerandi, Rossello’s chief of staff, was announced Tuesday and will go into effect on July 31. Llerandi was one of the two government aides who survived the firings after the release of nearly 900 pages of Telegram group chats that prompted outcry.Protesters have made it clear that the resignation they seek is that of Rossello, though he has rebuked those calls. The governor said Sunday in a video address he would not step down in the face of protests, but also would not seek reelection in 2020. He also stepped down as the leader of the New Progressive Party. The announcement had the opposite of its intended effect, with protesters turning out in droves the following day.Unconfirmed reports of Rossello’s resignation prompted cheers from hundreds of protesters Tuesday evening. The governor’s office would not respond to requests for comment from ABC News Tuesday evening. “We want a government that really represents us, that is working there for the people of Puerto Rico and not for their own benefit and the benefit of their own friends,” protester Daphne Lebron told ABC News on Monday. The nearly 900 pages of text messages were obtained by the Puerto Rico Center for Investigative Journalism and posted on July 13. Among the chats, Rossello and aides used homophobic slurs when discussing Puerto Rican music star Ricky Martin, disparaged San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz as “off her meds” and said he was “salivating” to shoot her, referred to former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as a “whore” and joked about the corpses piling up during Hurricane Maria. Protests have followed every day since.The 40-year-old Rossello is the son of a former governor and has served since January 2017, eight months before Hurricane Maria came ashore and delivered unprecedented destruction to the island. Almost 3,000 people died in the storm, which delivered massive destruction to homes and businesses and knocked out power to large swaths of the island for months.President Donald Trump, most of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and scores of politicians from Puerto Rico itself have called on Rossello to resign. Even the mayor of San Sebastian, Javier Jimenez Perez, the one person Rossello was able to cite as a supporter during an interview with Fox News on Monday, told ABC News he does not support the governor. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Digital recorders

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Digital recordersOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Areview by Davey WinderDigitalrecording has just about destroyed taped formats everywhere they have gone headto head. First the music cassette was hounded out of our homes and cars by theCD, now the VHS video is fighting a losing battle against DVD. So why are somany high-flying executives still using low-quality, inefficient, tape-boundportable voice recorders? Thesesame high-flyers wouldn’t be seen dead listening to music on some beat upcassette player. But they plod along using an ancient device that when it isn’trunning out of power or chewing up a tape, is recording something of such poorquality it takes longer to work out what was said than it did to figure outwhich way the tape went in. Butnow I have discovered the joy of the digital voice recorder. I appreciate thedifference not having noisy mechanisms makes to the quality of the recording. Ilove being able to see exactly how much longer I have left to record, and todate stamp recordings. My digital diva lets me accurately re-record bits thatwent wrong without destroying the sentences either side. Theonly downside is having to choose from the array available. If cost is afactor, an Olympus V90 provides 90 minutes of recording power in a 45g packagedesigned to fit in your hand. If money is no object and you want the mostpowerful machine on the market, choose the Olympus DS-3000. Recording up to 22hours on a removable 64Mb SmartMedia card, it is compatible with IBM ViaVoicevoice recognition, so your PC can transcribe recordings. However, if you demandthe ultimate in functionality and form at a reasonable price, go for the slickSony ICD-MS1. I bought mine because it has all the power I need in the smallestpossible form. And I know my tape won’t self-destruct. DigitalrecordersPros:small, powerful, reliable and with long battery life, the high sound-qualityand functionality show the world you mean business.Cons:costly compared to their tape-using relations – but that’s the only downside.SonyICD-MS1 (www.sony.com), costs approx $250OlympusV90 (www.olympus.com), costsapprox $100OlympusDS-3000 (www.olympus.com), costsapprox $399last_img read more

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Maternity leave does not cover annual holiday

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Maternity leave does not cover annual holidayOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that European Union (EU) staffon maternity leave must not lose annual holiday entitlements – even when leaveis fixed for certain dates by collective agreement. Merino G¢mez worked for Spain’s Continental Industrias when she tookmaternity leave from May to August 2001. However, this coincided with acollectively agreed annual leave period. When she returned to work and appliedfor the holiday she had missed, the company refused. Her case was referred to the ECJ, which ruled she was wrongfully denied timeoff, because the directive protecting pregnant staff safeguards employmentcontract rights during maternity leave – “including the right to paidannual leave”. last_img read more

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News in brief

first_imgNews in briefOn 5 Oct 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefTesco staff recruit tempsIn what is thought to be the firsttrial of its kind, supermarket chain Tescois asking its own checkout staff to help with the recruitment of 12,000Christmas temps. They will encourage shoppers showing classic retail skills,such as friendliness and helpfulness, to apply for a job. Positions will beavailable in 780 stores across the UK.www.tesco.com/careersConflict wastes 450 days Managing conflict at work, includingdisciplinary and grievance cases and preparing for employment tribunals, coststhe average employer nearly 450 days of management time every year. However,employers are optimistic that new dispute resolutionregulations – which came into force last Friday – will ease their burden, theChartered Institute of Personnel and Development research shows. www.cipd.co.ukBBC in £2bn sell-off The Government has approved the £2bnsell-off of the BBC’s technology arm, meaning 1,400 BBC staff have moved to the private sector.BBC Technology was handed over to IT services provider Siemens BusinessServices last Friday after culture minister Tessa Jowell found “no legitimate reason” toblock the sale. The Bectuunion expressed disappointment and anger at the BBC’s decision. www.bbctechnology.comStaff feel bogged down Most employees want to be moreproductive, but feel too bogged down in day-to-day tasks, according to researchfrom the Department of Trade and Industry. On an average working day, 54 percent of workers said they were only reasonably productive, suggesting they arenot realising their fullpotential. Almost six in 10 employees said being in control of their work-lifebalance affected productivity. www.dti.gov.uklast_img read more

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