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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefNew head for CRE Trevor Phillips, the broadcaster and politician, has been unveiled as thenew head of the Commission for Racial Equality. Phillips, currently thechairman of the London Assembly, replaces disgraced former leader Gurbux Singhwho stood down after threatening police officers at a cricket match.  www.cre.gov.ukTransfer code delayed Plans to finalise a draft code designed to protect the rights of publicsector staff transferring to the private sector have been delayed. Negotiationswere postponed after the GMB and Unison complained the code would not prevent atwo-tier workforce. LSC names targets The Learning and Skills Council has unveiled its training and developmenttargets for the next year and announced 47 local strategic plans. The organisation,which published its workforce development strategy at the end of 2002, aims toraise employee skills and boost productivity.  www.lsc.gov.ukBusiness hope dips Business optimism has fallen despite slight improvements in orders and employment.The Institute of Directors study of 500 business leaders shows that in thefinal quarter of 2002 company performance was weaker than the previous threemonths and profits depressed.  www.iod.comEmployment rises There has been a small drop in the number of unemployed people in the UK.The number out of work fell by 5,000 to 1,515,000 in the three months ending inNovember according to government statistics.  www.statistics.gov.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more