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first_imgThis week’s news in briefPublic sector code Unison has welcomed ministers’ proposals to write a code of conduct forprivate sector companies working in the public sector. The House of Commons PublicAdministration Select Committee has recommended that a public service code bewritten into all public sector outsourcing contracts.  www.unison.org.ukStrike action looms The Transport and General Workers Union has told local government employersto agree to its 6 per cent pay claim or face the first national strike in localgovernment for 23 years. Bill Morris, general secretary of the union, said heis determined to call an immediate strike if his members vote ‘yes’ to refusethe employers’ 3 per cent pay offer.  www.tgwu.org.ukShares Bill moves on The Employee Share Schemes Bill looks set to become law in the autumn afterreceiving its third reading in the House of Commons last week. The Bill willincentivise private companies to introduce employee share ownership and alsoprovide tax relief for Share Incentive Schemes.  www.dti.gov.ukPensions fight A group of steelworkers is set to take industrial action in a bid to defendtheir final salary pension scheme. More than 100 members of the Iron and SteelTrades Confederation at the Caparo Merchant Bar factory in Scunthorpe willbegin an overtime ban tomorrow. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 2 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more