More events to be announced for Derry City of Culture year

first_img Previous articleDerry’s City of Culture 2013 programme launchedNext articleLetterkenny man with spina bifida highlights lack of services in Strasbourg News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Derry City Council and the Culture Company have published the first edition of the programme of events for the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations next year.As had been previously confirmed, the Turner Prize will be presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the London Symphony Orchestra will be presented, and the Royal Ballet will retuirn to NI for the first time in 20 years.Gareth Stewart is a senior programmer with the City of Culture, he says there’s even more to come…[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th More events to be announced for Derry City of Culture year WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – October 25, 2012 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Union predicts death of manufacturing industry

first_imgRelated posts: Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img Union predicts death of manufacturing industryOn 7 Oct 2003 in Manufacturing, Personnel Today The Government must appoint a minister for manufacturing and force employersto invest more in staff or the manufacturing industry won’t survive, a majortrade union has warned. A report by Amicus has called for a range of cultural and political reformsto tackle chronic skills shortages, low productivity and falling investment inthe manufacturing sector. The union predicts that manufacturing may not even survive in the UK unlessthe Government introduces stronger employment protection and encourages moreinvestment in staff and production processes. Amicus general secretary Derek Simpson, said productivity was the key issue,and that improvements could be gleaned through more employee consultation, andby developing the modern apprenticeship scheme. “If Britain is to retain its manufacturing base, there have to befundamental changes in the way business operates,” he said. “It’s time the Government got tough with employers and called for anend to the investment strike.” The report claimed that both Germany and France enjoy better productivitythan the UK because of stronger employment legislation in Europe. It said the situation in UK manufacturing was compounded by the fact that italso lags behind its main international rivals in terms of output, employmentand investment. David Yeandle, deputy director of employment policy at the EngineeringEmployers’ Federation (EEF) said the lack of investment was caused by cripplingincreases to national insurance, the climate-change levy and liabilityinsurance. “We share many of the concerns, but it’s unfair to lay the blame at thedoor of employers when they are facing a whole raft of extra costs,” hesaid. “UK manufacturing does face some immense challenges, and it is down toGovernment, employers and the trade unions to address these key issues in aspirit of partnership.” By Ross Wighamlast_img read more