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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefManagers’ skills gap The UK’s four million managers receive less training than their globalcounterparts and have spent less time in education, according to a WorkFoundation report. It shows that the US, Japan, Germany and France all havemore management training and that British managers are the least qualified.  www.workfoundation.co.ukTUC appoints women For the first time in its 135-year history, two of the top three jobs at theTUC are to be taken up by women. Frances O’Grady and Kay Carberry have beenappointed as deputy general secretary and assistant general secretaryrespectively.  www.tuc.org.ukTeachers deal signed The Secretary of State for Education Charles Clarke has signed a nationalagreement with the teachers’ unions and employers as part of a drive to raisestandards and tackle teacher workload. The move will lead to more support staffin extended roles to give additional help to teachers.  www.dfes.gov.ukSocial shake-up The Government is launching a major shake-up of social work training withthe introduction of the Practice Learning Taskforce. A new degree programmewill place greater emphasis on frontline experience as part of thequalification and involve more consultation with service users.  www.doh.gov.ukFire talks on again Talks between the Fire Brigades’ Union and local government employers haveresumed in a bid to avert more industrial action. Both sides returned toarbitration body Acas following last week’s one day stoppage but two further 48hour strikes are planned for this week.   www.fbu.org.uklast_img read more