Relating to employment: unemployment, trades unions, management-worker relations, training in the workplace

Devolution, by ‘eck!

Mark Page, 2014 Aug 01 Underpants The Papua New Guineans are a fractious lot. A highlanders’ joke suggests there are three types of people: family, in-laws and targets. Another joke: when PNG gained its independence in 1975, an old fella from the village was bitterly disappointed to find out that, during the ensuing celebrations, he …

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Government private sector contracts subsidise inequality

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 04 The Equality Trust says “The value of government contracts handed to the private sector has increased dramatically over the last five years and is likely to continue growing at a rapid pace. This recent growth in outsourcing has raised concerns, with a number of private providers widely criticised for poor transparency, …

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