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This article titled “Jeremy Hunt’s statement to MPs on junior doctors’ dispute – Politics live” was written by Jessica Elgot, for on Thursday 11th February 2016 12.57 UTC 12.57pm GMT Lunchtime summary – Jeremy Hunt imposes contract on junior doctors A new contract will be imposed on junior doctors after negotiations with the British Medical Association (BMA) failed, Jeremy Hunt has said. The health secretary announced that talks to settle the dispute with junior doctors had failed and that a new contract would be imposed from August 1, setting the scene for renewed confrontation and the possibility of further strikes. Hunt said the process had created “considerable dismay” among junior doctors but he felt that, given time, the contract would be accepted as a good thing. The health secretary said those working one in four or more Saturdays will receive a pay premium of 30%. It does represent a […]

  This article titled “Light blue jeans at work? Office style and company dress codes” was written by Heidi Scrimgeour, for on Tuesday 10th November 2015 08.05 UTC It’s been said that to get ahead at work you should dress for the job you want, not the one you have. But emulating the style of your superiors in the hope of standing out as promotion material isn’t without its dangers – as illustrated by the meme depicting a female employee who bemoans: “They told me to dress for the job I want but now I’m sitting in a disciplinary meeting wearing my Catwoman costume.” Misguided fashion statements aside, does dressing for success still have merit in small businesses? Or have workplace dress codes gone the way of 80s power suits and 90s dress-down Fridays; quietly phased out in favour of a less prescriptive approach to workplace style? “Dressing for […]