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Career bites NEWS t the We look a hat stories t ou y matter to Public sector shake-up draws mass protests Anger over the impact on the public sector of the government’s savings agenda led to nationwide strikes this summer as public sector workers walked out in protest over changes to pension plans which will leave many employees contributing significantly more of their salaries. On June 30, according to government figures, around one-fifth of the country’s civil servants struck for the day, leaving 11,000 schools either closed or having to cancel lessons, and disgruntled employees marching in cities and towns around Britain. Mark Serwotka, leader of the Public & Commercial Services union, described the day’s events as “a very, very clear signal to the government that they have been rumbled. This is not about pensions, this is about making public sector workers pay for the economic problems, and we are determined to keep going until they change direction.” However, Cabinet Minister Francis Maude – tasked with strategising much of the savings agenda announced after the election – countered by saying that he was “not at all surprised by the very low turnout for today’s action – less than half of PCS’s own members chose to take part. Very few civil servants wanted this strike at all – less than 10% of them voted for it – and they are right. It is simply wrong for their leader to be pushing for walkouts when serious talks, set up at the request of the TUC itself are still ongoing.” June’s industrial action came as part of a growing wave of opposition to the government’s reform of the public sector which, as well as encompassing the 12 careers september 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011

Editor’s letter
Hayley's foreword
Home work
Meet The Fairy Jobmother
I need an agent
How to write the perfect CV
Be the best
From business virgin to Virgin boss
Staying positive during your job search
Kick start your career
The benefits of business education
How to make work work for you
Legal rights
Balancing benefits and businesses for working mums
Earn more work less
Shades of Green
Getting into retail without selling yourself short
What to wear
Work on a plate
Franchises: it’s all in the name
The Ultimo success
Working that net
Building a career in property
Donate your career to charity
Supporting the support
Cross purposes
Tender, loving social care
10 social care facts
Foster care: a blossoming profession
Best of British
Jobs of the future
10 Top Tips to get that dream job
Your questions answered

Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011