Working Time Directive; 48 Hour Opt Out
In a meeting on 7th July employers organisations and the European Trade Union Confederation did not manage to find an agreement on national opt out clauses from the disputed directive.
The discussions will continue with the Finnish Labour Minister, Tarja Filatov saying that during the Finnish Presidency, they would continue to try and find a compromise in this working time dispute.
Personal Injury Survey
InjuryLawyers4U took top spot in 2005 for generating the most claims per month followed by the National Accident Helpline (Source Datamonitor 2005). In Great Britain in 2005 there were 271,017 road casualties. This was 3 percent less than in 2004.
A social worker appeared last week before the General Social Care Council for alleged failure to disclose a full criminal record when applying for registration.
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In the UK, 850,000 people are injured or made ill as a result of their job. 25,000 people are forced to give up work as a result of a work-related in jury or illness. Only 10 percent will get any form of compensation or state. Britain pays out much less in civil compensation as a proportion of it�s GDP than any other major European country apart from Denmark. The above information comes from the TUC�s document, "Personal Injury Claims, Proposals for Change".
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