Comments are closed. The Government has finally decided to split the responsibility for equalopportunities between the Cabinet Office’s Women and Equality Unit and the DTI.The unit will deal with women’s employment and pay, and the DTI is settingup Equality Direct – an advisory service on equal opportunity issues. John Philpott, the CIPD’s chief economist, criticised the Government fordragging its heels. He said, “Equal opportunities should have beenoutlined at the same time that ministerial responsibilities were announced, notat Parliament last week.” Alistair Darling, the Secretary of State for the Department of Work andPensions, attempted last week to clear up employers’ confusion over thestructure of his new department. Speaking a seminar held by think-tank IPPR, Darling said his departmentcombines the Employment Service with Social Services, signalling a new approachto welfare. He said, “Our main objective is to get people into work – thealternative is to damn another generation to being out of work. We need to getrid of the distinction between those signing on to work and those on benefits. Previous Article Next Article Women’s unit and DTI to share equal ops dutiesOn 10 Jul 2001 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
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