By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS LTD, part of CEDR At the end of March 2012 the Office of National Statistics published data showing that the economy contracted by 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011. However, the UK is likely to avoid a technical recession as the Office for Budget Responsibility expects positive growth in […]
By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS Ltd, part of CEDR George Osborne used his autumn statement to give an update and response on the state of the economy. The latest economic forecasts paint a gloomy picture and there is still high risk of a “double dip” recession. Many will be hoping that the Chancellor’s newly introduced measures […]
By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The front cover of July’s issue of Public Servant magazine shows Francis Maude, Cabinet Office Minister, asking us the reader the question; why strike now? He is of course referring to the potential upcoming strikes regarding public sector pensions and the government’s plans for reform. He describes how “current […]
By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The recent revelations about the abuse suffered by the residents of the Winterbourne View care home in the outskirts of Bristol, allegedly administered by the custodians entrusted with their wellbeing, are a shocking reminder of the potential humans possess to completely disregard others needs and deny others their fundamental […]
By Fiona Colquhoun, Director, and Daniel Kershen, Foundation Co-ordinator, CEDR Personnel Today, 23rd May 2011, reports on the findings of a conflict management survey, (XpertHR) describing how half of the organisations surveyed have adapted their conflict resolution strategies to include mediation. This is positive news for long term mediation campaigners such as CEDR. The survey […]
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