…in briefOn 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefDouble bias claim A female HR manager is claiming sexual discrimination against her formerJapanese employer who said that in his country, men are considered moreintelligent than women. Christine Pratt is claiming sexual and racialdiscrimination against Sanden International at an employment tribunal. See nextweek’s Personnel Today for the story in full. Rolls axes 5,000 jobs Rolls-Royce is to shed 5,000 jobs as the crisis in the aviation marketdeepens. The company plans to axe 3,800 jobs across the UK by next March. It ispredicting a downturn in demand of around 25 per cent in 2002. It hasoperations in Derby, Bristol, Hucknall and Ansty, East Kilbride and Sunderland. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article www.rolls-royce.comHunt for staff goes on Employer confidence has not been as damaged by the events of 11 September asmany experts predicted. The majority of UK employers are still expecting totake on staff in the fourth quarter of 2001 and for employment prospects toremain steady, according to Manpower research. Only 5 per cent of respondentswere more pessimistic. www.manpower.co.ukCuts must be genuine Travel companies that have used the 11 September terrorist attacks on the USas an excuse to get rid of unwanted staff could be vulnerable to unfairdismissal claims, an employment law specialist has warned. Maureen Singleton,of Leeds-based solicitors Brooke North, said she had been approached by anumber of people who have lost their jobs over recent weeks and wished topursue cases against their former employers. HR closes pay gap HR professionals in the legal profession are closing the pay gap with theirsenior legal colleagues, a survey reveals. The TMP Worldwide research showsthat London-based HR directors now command salaries of up to £100,000 a yearcompared with salaried partners who can earn between £65,000 and £225,000. www.tmp.com Related posts:No related photos.
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Japan’s largest thermal power generator boosts investment in offshore wind industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s power generator JERA Co said on Wednesday it will buy a 49% stake in the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan from Macquarie Capital for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to expand its renewable energy portfolio.JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co, already holds a 32.5% stake in Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind project Formosa 1, which has 128 megawatts (MW) capacity.The latest investment on the 376 MW project, due to start operation at the end of 2021, will boost JERA’s renewable energy capacity through its equity holdings to 1.2 gigawatts (GW), a step closer to its 2025 renewable target of 5 GW.JERA declined to disclose the size of investment, but its general manager, Ken Matsuda, said the total cost of the Formosa 2 project is expected to be a “few hundred billion yen”.The company is also considering investing in the bigger Formosa 3 project, Matsuda said. “Formosa 3 is still in the early discussion stage and has not been decided, but we are in talks with parties involved with an aim to take a 30-40% stake in the 2 GW project,” Matsuda told a news conference. If agreed and approved by authorities, the Formosa 3 project is expected to start operation over 2026-2030, he added.JERA, Japan’s biggest thermal power generator, is also eyeing investment in offshore wind projects in Japan, Matsuda said. Japanese utilities are stepping up investment in renewable energy projects as they face growing pressure by investors and environment activists to divest coal-fired power plants as well as increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers.More: Japan’s JERA to buy 49% stake in Taiwan’s offshore wind project