Council calls for action to tackle key worker crisisOn 5 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Berkshire Fire and Rescue Brigade is having to employ firefighters who livein Durham, Merseyside and Norfolk because of spiralling house prices. Firefighters in Reading are struggling to afford the £120,000 it costs tobuy a three-bed terraced house – most earn just over £20,000 – and the servicehas had to recruit from all over the UK to fill skills shortages. Speaking at the conference, the chief executive of Reading Borough Councilsaid house prices have been driven up by an influx of high-earning ITprofessionals working for the software giants along the M4 corridor. Joyce Markham said a third of the county’s firefighters live outside thearea. Shifts have been rearranged to allow staff who commute longer shifts. This gives them longer periods off work. Markham warned that other public services are also under severe strainbecause they are struggling to recruit key workers. Public transport is closeto collapse in the region because local bus companies cannot recruit enoughdrivers, she said. In other professions, such as teaching, social work and occupationaltherapy, job applications are so low that 50 per cent of job vacancies havebeen re-advertised – at a cost of around £2,000 a time. When applicants who withdrew their applications mid-way through the processwere asked why, transport and housing costs were the main reasons. Staff turnover is also a problem, running at 23 per cent for teachers and 45per cent in social work and occupational therapy. Markham urged employers and the Government to address the problem, claimingthat local authorities need to be able to provide suitable mortgages for theiremployees. “Employers need to realise that if they don’t put anything back in,then they may not have cleaners or electricians,” she said at the Guardianconference on key workers in London. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos.
Written by January 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Clemson overpowers Alabama in championship game, wins 44-16 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The Clemson Tigers dominated the Alabama Crimson Tide in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 to take home its second national championship in the past three seasons. Alabama, ranked No. 1, had been the favorite to win.With the victory, Clemson finished its season 15-0, becoming the first Division I/FBS team to end with a perfect record since Penn in 1897, according to ESPN.The Tigers will celebrate their win at home on Saturday with a victory parade beginning at 9 a.m. ET followed by a celebration at Clemson Memorial Stadium at 10:30 a.m.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has been truly blowing up during 2017. After their announcement that they’d release their fifth album this year, the band has a limited amount of time to get their new release out by New Year’s Eve. However, it’s clear the band is gearing up for the release given the new music that they’ve slowly been releasing over the past few weeks.Following the release of “Beginners Luck”, “All Is Known”, and “Greenhouse Heat Death”, today, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has released yet another single, “The Last Oasis”. Take a listen for yourself below!
RelatedPosts ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud Businessman drags EFCC to court, demands N20m damages for rights violation Fraudster bags jail term for romance scam in Kwara The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has grilled the Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi. The Eagle Online can report. Akinwunmi was released by the country’s anti-corruption investigators after being questioned in an ongoing financial probe. The investigation by the EFCC covers wide-ranging fraud allegations over how money meant for football sponsorship and development cannot be properly accounted for, according to the agency. Akinwunmi, head of Lagos State Football Association, confirmed he was questioned in the commercial city and was released from custody without any charge. “I was indeed questioned as were/are numerous others as part of their wide ranging investigations,” Akinwunmi, who has always denied any wrongdoing, told BBC Sport on Saturday. Investigations into alleged corruption have been conducted for the past three years and other top NFF officials have also been interviewed. They have always denied any wrongdoing. The NFF has been under scrutiny both on and off the pitch in recent months. The Nigerian Government dropped its corruption case against five officials of the football authority, including President Pinnick, back in November. But the EFCC and the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission are continuing investigations into the NFF. The latter seized properties belonging to top officials in September 2019 as part its probe, but is yet to bring a formal case against the federation or any of its member. The NFF has previously blamed investigations by the anti-corruption authorities for the country’s recent failures on the international scene.Tags: Amaju PinnickEconomic and Financial Crimes CommissionLagos State Football AssociationNigeria Football FederationSeyi Akinwunmi