News in briefOn 7 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s news in briefUnions losing relevanceThetrade union movement is becoming “increasingly irrelevant every day”,according to CBI director general DigbyJones. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber will refute this claim at PersonnelToday’s HR Directors Club gathering on 16 November. www.hrdirectorsclub.comeBay is favourite websiteeBay is now the most popularwebsite for shirkers to use while at work, a new survey claims. Almost half (43per cent) of staff polled by law firm Peninsula said theinternet-based auction site was their favourite site to visit. www.peninsula-uk.comDomination ad overruledTheAdvertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against a Sunday Times’ adheaded ‘What Turns Businessmen On? Domination’.The ASA said it misrepresented the findings of the British Business Survey(BBS), which clearly differentiated between businessmen and businesswomen. www.asa.org.uk/Landmark case reversedTheCourt of Appeal has released its decision in Rutherford v DTI – ruling that thestatutory upper age limit for making an unfair dismissal claim does notcontravene EU law. Rutherford was 67 when dismissed, andclaimed the upper qualifying age in the Employment Rights Act had an adverseeffect on more men than women. www.dti.gov.ukAugust corrections Inour story ‘Is the lack of people planning at heart of BA’s current woes?’ (24August), we incorrectly said that Royal Mail had been privatised. Also, in ourstory ‘Human touch pays dividends for HR’stalent’, we misnamed Executive Performers as Executive Performance. Weapologise for any inconvenience caused. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.