NewsEducationLimerick students learn to finance their futureBy Liam Togher – April 30, 2014 889 Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Advertisement Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s latest prize bond millionaireNext articleLimerick people Keane to support guide dogs Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge STUDENTS from Laurel Hill Secondary School took part in a financial literacy programme under tuition from volunteers from Dell.‘Finance Your Future’ is a six-week programme sponsored by the Citi Foundation, with transition year students around Ireland learning about the importance of financial management, the importance of education and its role in improving potential earning power and using credit and cash wisely.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The programme began in 2012 and has educated more than 3,000 students nationwide in financial literacy modules. Volunteers from a variety of support organisations, including Dell, have delivered the lessons to students in a classroom setting.More than 90 Laurel Hill students enjoyed the programme taught to them by Dell volunteers Siobhan O’Connor, Stephen Martin and Fearghal Carroll, and career guidance counsellor Eithne Lyons said that the students took enormous benefit from ‘Finance Your Future’.“It is an excellent programme. The students learned through group work, interaction and activities – a perfect recipe.“Siobhan, Fearghal and Stephen are great role models for the students, giving them a real taste of life in the workplace and also how good financial decisions impact on their lives now and in the long term. We are grateful to both Citi and Dell for giving our students this opportunity.” Linkedin Email Facebook TAGSCitiDELLeducationEithne LyonsFearghal CarrollfinanceFinance Your FutureLaurel Hill ColáisteSiobhan O’ConnorStephen Martin WhatsApp Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched
R162018_181009_Peckham_Rye Newsdate: 9 October 2018 SummaryAt 18:46 hrs on Tuesday 7 November 2017, a London Overground service from Dalston Junction to Battersea Park, operated by Arriva Rail London, came to a stand shortly before reaching Peckham Rye station. A faulty component on the train had caused the brakes to apply, and the driver was unable to release them. There were about 450 passengers on the train.The train driver spoke over the railway radio system to the service controller, train technicians, and the signaller. Following these conversations he began, with the assistance of a member of staff from Peckham Rye station, to evacuate the passengers from the train via the door at the right-hand side of the driver’s cab at the front of the train. This involved passengers climbing down vertical steps to ground level, very close to the live electric conductor rail (third rail) and walking along the side of the line for about 30 metres to Peckham Rye station.Soon afterwards, an operations manager from Govia Thameslink Rail, which manages Peckham Rye station, contacted the member of station staff and realised where they were and what was happening. The operations manager immediately instructed the driver to stop the evacuation, and requested that he contact the signaller and his company’s controller for further instructions. The driver, after further advice from control room based train technicians, isolated various train safety systems, and found that he was eventually able to release the brakes and move the train forward into Peckham Rye station, arriving at about 19:44 hrs. It was then possible for all the remaining passengers to leave the train normally, and it proceeded, empty, to the depot at New Cross Gate. No-one was hurt in the incident.The incident occurred because the driver initiated the detrainment of passengers without the traction current being switched off. He did this because he was given instructions by control room staff who had misunderstood the actual location of the stranded train. The train driver and the signaller did not reach a clear understanding about the actions that were required to safely detrain the passengers. The delay caused unrest among the passengers on the train and contributed to stress and task overload of the driver, which affected his decision making. The driver’s experience and skills did not enable him to cope with these demands, and Network Rail did not effectively implement its own procedures for managing an incident involving a stranded train.Underlying factors were that Arriva Rail London strategic command and Network Rail signalling staff were not adequately prepared to manage the incident, and the railway industry standards and procedures relating to stranded trains place little emphasis on the need for practical training for those involved. The RAIB also observed that there were a number of deficiencies in the training and briefing of staff and in the ARL control room arrangements.RecommendationsThe RAIB has made three recommendations, directed to Arriva Rail London and Network Rail, intended to improve the response of the railway industry to train failures and other abnormal events, and has identified three learning points relating to the importance of following the correct procedures when preparing to evacuate passengers from trains, ensuring that communications are properly understood, and passing on the details of incidents promptly and effectively.Simon French, Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents said:“Minor technical faults on trains are a daily reality on the railways, but sometimes these minor events, if not identified and dealt with promptly, can quickly develop into a potential safety incident. On this occasion misunderstandings and confusion resulted in passengers being told to leave the safety of a train, climb down vertical steps above a live electric rail, and walk in darkness along an overgrown path to a station. About eighty people went through this before the evacuation was stopped, and it is very fortunate that no-one was hurt.“When dealing with this type of incident, a train driver has many tasks to perform, and as we all know stress can sometimes affect our ability to function properly. Unfortunately, over recent years there have been a number of incidents on the railway in which train drivers have not been adequately supported when managing a difficult situation in unfamiliar circumstances. It is essential that on these occasions the signaller, train driver, any other involved staff (whether on the train or on the ground) and the various control rooms all work together to coordinate their activities to ensure the needs of passengers are recognised, and the train driver is supported to ensure that the incident is effectively and efficiently resolved.“Following previous incidents, the railway industry has put in place policies for managing incidents in which trains become stranded. This incident has shown that when things go wrong, these policies may not be effective. One reason for this is that the people who have to put the necessary arrangements into operation do not get the opportunity to practise the procedures. We are recommending that, both locally and nationally, the incident management arrangements should be reviewed, and processes put in place to exercise them regularly. It’s not enough to have a plan – it must work when it is needed, and if it has never been practised the chances are it won’t work.”Notes to editors The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions. RAIB operates, as far as possible, in an open and transparent manner. While our investigations are completely independent of the railway industry, we do maintain close liaison with railway companies and if we discover matters that may affect the safety of the railway, we make sure that information about them is circulated to the right people as soon as possible, and certainly long before publication of our final report. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015. PDF, 1.83MB, 51 pages
Imperial will pay a Christmas bonus and holiday pay in the amount of HRK 2.000 to all permanent employees. Christmas bonus and seasonal allowance will be paid up to the amount of 2.000 kuna, in proportion to the length of employment. Imperial will pay a special bonus of HRK 500 net to all employees with a salary for the month of July. “We are glad that the decision to increase the material rights of workers was approved and satisfied by the Croatian Trade Union of Tourism and Services and SIKD, which is the result of mutual understanding and respect for the views of the social partners. We will continue such cooperation in the future. We are also satisfied with the fact that a large number of employees are returning to us, and this salary increase will be an additional motive for all Imperial employees. ” pointed out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial dd Imperial gives its employees, during the 2019 season, starting from May to the end of August, a guarantee of a minimum net income of HRK 5.000 for all employees who work a full monthly fund of hours. All other employees who have a net income of more than HRK 5.000 up to HRK 6.500 net, will be paid a bonus for the season, which will be applied in the period from May to the end of August, in the total amount of up to HRK 2.000 net. The best employees (permanent, seasonal or student) will be stimulated by additional net income per month. „Ovo je značajan napredak u cilju većeg zadovoljstva radnika i osiguranja dovoljnog broja sezonskih radnika. Smatram da smo svi svjesni da se sa povećanjem materijalnih i drugih uvjeta za radnike u turizmu treba nastaviti i u narednim godinama kako bi se zadržali postojeći radnici i osigurali novi za buduće razvojne projekte. Na tome je velika odgovornost poslodavaca ali i sindikata, a očekuje se i doprinos zakonodavca na dodatnom poreznom rasterećenju plaća“, said Stanisa Borovic, president of the STUH branch and president of the Imperial Workers’ Council. Imperial dd Rab, in agreement with the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, provided its employees with new material rights in 2019. Imperial offers its employees excellent career development opportunities, with a developed system of internal and external education and training in cooperation with Valamar. Our employees, together with our guests, are always in the first place, and their satisfaction is important for long-term business success. Biserka Novotny, president of SIKD in Imperial, emphasized the importance of such measures, especially due to the problem of lack of tourist workers and the departure of young people outside Croatia: “Only with decent salaries and other working conditions can we keep the existing ones and attract new workers, and create additional motives for young people to choose tourism professions. In that direction, we will continue the constructive social dialogue with the employer so far” Imperial is in the phase of intensive development and this year, with 140 million kuna of investments, it is the largest investor in Kvarner tourism. This year’s investments of Imperial will ensure the creation of 60 new jobs, and this year Imperial will employ a total of 670 workers.