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....“They are not in a position to fire pilots because it would exacerbate their problem,” they said. The letter also makes reference to pilots’ strong bargaining position, saying: “The company faces a pilot shortage and even if this is only for a short period of time, the reputational damage that could result [. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Globalisation keeps cheap goods and services flowing from China and other emerging markets. Weaker unions and workers’ reduced bargaining power have flattened out the Phillips curve, with low structural unemployment producing little wage inflation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“It is obvious. Our policies have changed radically, ” says Stergios Pitsiorlas, the deputy economy and development minister, whose airy office is visited daily by bankers, hedge-fund managers and industrialists jockeying for bargains. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....5m in share bonuses to directors and hundreds of other head office staff, despite a 300%-plus widening in losses. The pay rise also comes as the Central Arbitration Committee investigates whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or whether they should be classified as workers with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, has suggested a sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term. EU nationals may opt against coming to Britain due to real or potential restrictions, which could drive up the bargaining power of workers as the supply of available labour dissipates. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK debt crisis and the onward march of neoliberalism | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:39:04 PM
.... Global Justice Now has argued that “the only winners from this deal will be the big corporations who will be getting a raft of new powers that enable them to sue governments, have enormous influence to weaken important protections on the food we eat and lock in the privatisation of vital public services like the NHS”. That is only half of the story and, as War on Want point out, “Key elements of our public services have been bargained away without a shred of public debate. ...
Deliveroo boss Will Shu gives himself 22.5% rise amid battle over riders' pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 05:21:52 PM
....5m in share bonuses to directors and hundreds of other head office staff, despite a 300%-plus widening in losses. The pay rise also comes as the Central Arbitration Committee investigates whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or whether they should be classified as workers with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union. ...
Further Ryanair cancellations likely as pilots reject cash to work on days off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:44:42 PM
....“They are not in a position to fire pilots because it would exacerbate their problem,” they said. The letter also makes reference to pilots’ strong bargaining position, saying: “The company faces a pilot shortage and even if this is only for a short period of time, the reputational damage that could result [. ...
Cadbury staff get sweet relief from inflation with new pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 04:08:44 PM
....The Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, has suggested a sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term. EU nationals may opt against coming to Britain due to real or potential restrictions, which could drive up the bargaining power of workers as the supply of available labour dissipates. ...
Why central banks are not hitting their 2% inflation target | Nouriel Roubini image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:49:04 AM
.... Globalisation keeps cheap goods and services flowing from China and other emerging markets. Weaker unions and workers’ reduced bargaining power have flattened out the Phillips curve, with low structural unemployment producing little wage inflation. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
....“It is obvious. Our policies have changed radically, ” says Stergios Pitsiorlas, the deputy economy and development minister, whose airy office is visited daily by bankers, hedge-fund managers and industrialists jockeying for bargains. ...
Premier Inn owner quits ethical trade body after union row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 10:49:40 AM
.... We have a number of unionised team members who are affiliated with a range of different unions,” the company said. In a letter to Whitbread’s chief executive, Alison Brittain, Unite said that the company’s “commitments and obligations” on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining “are not currently being met in any practical sense”. ...
UK's £1bn TV and film sales industry under threat from new regulations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 11:01:26 PM
....UK TV and filmmakers earn almost £1bn annually selling their shows country-by-country to European broadcasters, earning a fee for licensing a programme in each territory. Critics argue that the commission’s proposals threaten to destroy that value by effectively creating one bargain basement pan-European licence fee for each piece of content sold. ...
Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, and the UK should be worried   | Guntram Wolff image
.... The EU is a construction based on laws and detailed process. Europeans are sceptical about gentlemen’s agreements and grand bargains. ...
Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after pilots call in sick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:01:26 PM
.... Air Berlin employs approximately 1,500 pilots. Vereinigung Cockpit, a collective bargaining group for German pilots and flight engineers, has expressed concern that the airline is planning to offload its long-haul flights branch, which pays staff higher wages. ...
Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 12:21:34 PM
.... That’s why such proposals are contingent on structural reforms that reduce unemployment where it is high and increase the flexibility of labour and product markets. This is essentially the bargain Macron has offered Merkel. ...
Recruitment agency Cordant morphs into social enterprise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
....Cordant, which sends 125,000 temporary staff every year to work for 5,000 clients such as Amazon and Tesco, will announce the radical overhaul this week. Its largest shareholder, Phillip Ullmann, whose father founded the Cordant Group in 1957, said he hoped to convince clients to follow suit by improving workers’ conditions, predicting a Brexit-related shortage of workers that would give low-paid staff more bargaining power. ...
Major players in the Northern Rock saga unlikely to stage reunion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 05:59:29 AM
....The decibel level on the high street will be closely monitored this week as Primark, Morrisons, Next and John Lewis all give updates to the market. The demographic variety among retailers with numbers to report makes for a handy cross-section of British wallets, from bargain-hunting fashionistas, to grocery shoppers, to well-heeled wedding-list buyers. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
.... Other Chinese sites include LightintheBox, DHGate and Everbuying. There are undoubtedly bargains – one of the main reasons why buying from the east is so popular. ...
Rapid rise in personal borrowing is cooling, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:19:35 AM
....Even so, mortgage approvals remain well below the average monthly levels seen in recent decades. Demand for new home loans could also be being stoked by record low rates on offer, encouraging borrowers to remortgage in order to lock in bargain deals. ...
Should companies be forced to put workers on boards? | Frances O’Grady and Sam Bowman image
.... This is not an accounting loss: it is partially indicative of less efficient and productive firms that are more resistant to restructuring that may help the firm survive. The German model is a product of better tax policies, wage restraint, decentralised pay bargaining, and a different educational tradition, and exists in spite of worker representatives on boards, not because of it. ...
Trump's trade policy on China won't win its help on North Korea | Jeffrey Frankel image
.... Trump may well understand this. But he apparently believes that he can use US trade with China as a bargaining chip to secure its help in dealing with North Korea. ...
Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: 'Get as many in as you can' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 11:22:05 AM
.... The call for a crackdown will be noted with some cynicism at airports who have long seen Ryanair asencouraging more passenger expenditure aboard their planes rather than in shops or restaurants on the ground. The harder bargains that the big low-cost carriers have struck on landing charges – a fee levied per passenger – have made competing airports search ever harder for alternative income. ...
Brexit economy: outlook positive but rocky negotiations could bring instability image
.... “The main driver behind this has been the Brexit vote which lowered the pound and increased prices,” said Blanchflower. Although there are signs of UK pay growth, as record low levels of unemployment potentially boost workers’ bargaining power, real wages remain negative for the third month in a row. ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
. Record low wages growth has led the ALP and unions to believe that voters are willing for governments to take a more hands-on approach than has been the case since the Keating government introduced enterprise bargaining in the early 1990s. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
. A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. ...
UK car buyers turn to secondhand vehicles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:16:50 PM
....Consumers got a glimpse of some respite this week from surging inflation after the vote to leave the European Union, as the consumer price index remained static at 2. 6%, while pay growth showed signs of edging up after the lowest level of unemployment since the mid-1970s potentially handed workers more bargaining power. ...
UK pay growth picks up as unemployment rate falls again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:36:46 AM
. UK pay growth has started to edge up amid signs that the lowest level of unemployment since the mid 1970s may be increasing workers’ bargaining power. ...
Jacques Delors foresaw the perils of austerity. How we need his wisdom now | Mark Seddon image
.... For the decade from 1985 to 1995, Jacques Delors, as president of the European commission, not only helped fashion the modern-day EU and its single currency, he refined a new and much more purposeful social dimension: a “social chapter” designed to protect the rights of people at work. The TUC and others seized upon this new social contract especially in rapidly deregulating Britain, as a vital bulwark against the free marketeers’ drive to weaken unions, abolish collective bargaining and lower wages. ...
Pay is finally edging up, says Bank of England report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 05:39:17 PM
....The Bank believes that record levels of employment and the decline in unemployment to 4. 5% will give workers the bargaining power to push up pay at a time when their living standards are being eroded and has been surprised by the lack of wage inflation recently. ...
US firm Vantiv to buy British rival Worldpay for £9.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 01:55:20 PM
....3bn takeover by US rival Vantiv after reassuring MPs that the deal did not amount to post-Brexit “cheap pickings” for a foreign buyer. A spokesman for the UK company said it had contacted senior politicians to explain the strategic rationale behind the deal, amid concerns that the fall in sterling since 2016 was turning prime British assets into bargains. ...
REVEALED: The blossoming expat communities in countries you may NOT have considered image
....Costa Rica is world-renowned for its coffee, pineapple and banana production, with the nation profiting greatly from its fertile soil. In terms of savings, your hard-earned cash will go a lot further here, with the cost of living being on average 24 per cent lower than in the UK and rent itself being 48 per cent lower, whilst real estate remains at absolute bargain prices. ...
Why Trumponomics cannot make America great again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 09:40:46 AM
....Meanwhile, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, combined with a rollback of environmental regulations, will lead to ecological degradation and slower growth in green-economy industries such as solar power. And weaker labour protections will further reduce workers’ bargaining power, thus holding down wage growth and overall consumption. ...
Next shares climb 10% on news of online sales surge during heatwave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:49:40 PM
....Next had previously warned that sales would suffer this year as inflation eroded Britons’ spending power, at a time when clothing prices are rising due to the devaluation of sterling following the Brexit vote. Wolfson admitted that its end-of-season sale – once a blockbuster draw that saw shoppers queue from dawn to secure the best bargains – had become less of an event, with takings from the summer sale down 14%. ...
Brexit is putting firms off giving pay rises, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 11:13:47 AM
....Asked about the tepid outlook for pay growth, he said the UK’s weak productivity was a key factor and that Brexit also played a role. “What we are picking up across the country, in a number of firms, is that there is an element of Brexit uncertainty which is affecting the wage bargaining. ...
Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades | Bernie Sanders image
....Corporations like Nissan know that if they stop workers in Mississippi from forming a union, wages will continue to be abysmally low in this state. Further, if workers are unable to form unions and engage in collective bargaining, Americans throughout this country will continue to work for longer hours for lower wages. ...
Jeff Bezos: how the world's richest man can change his stingy reputation image
.... The way to ensure that workers aren’t exploited or mistreated is to make sure they are well represented in their negotiations with management. Opposing unionization means depriving workers of the power to bargain on terms of equality, and until Bezos softens Amazon’s anti-union stance, it’s impossible to believe that he truly cares about the interests of the nearly 350,000 people who work for him. ...
Brexit likely to create a rise in UK megafarms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 12:00:18 PM
....Christopher Price of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents landowners and rural businesses, warned of the challenge to traditional farms, and urged intensive farmers to be sensitive to their surroundings. “The weak bargaining power of smaller farms is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces,” he said. ...
London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
.... One judge called it “a gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied on to the skyline of London”, while another described it as a “Bond villain tower”. The Walkie Talkie is the latest trophy London building to be bought by investors from China, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, who, despite Brexit, are taking advantage of the low value of the pound to snap up property bargains in the capital. ...
Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins image
.... This latest spat is simply a sign that the passengers have nosed ahead on one very narrow front in the battle, and good on them. It’s very simple, the Ryanair offer: they want families to fly with them, they offer family bargains, including a tempting on-board luggage allowance for the kids, and obviously parents sign up and then stuff those little suitcases with 10kg-worth of stuff that is indispensable to toddler happiness, or at least their parents’, for who knows what will be available on a campsite in Spain. ...
Race for political centre is futile, Labor needs to be more progressive | Greg Jericho image
....But Clinton forgot that those who push for social and economic change don’t aim to compromise, they aim for the change. To that end, they drag their opponents to the bargaining table; they don’t sit there waiting for them to arrive, ready to give up something, they bargain only if they have to, and if they have to they make sure they are the ones who control the framing of the debate. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
.... The review reflects my lifelong search for measures that lie in two overlapping circles: things that are progressive and things that are possible, given the political, social and economic reality we face. One analysis of the review said it should have advocated the creation of a continental-style system of sectoral collective bargaining overseen by powerful trade unions. ...
Mike Ashley brushes off 60% dive in profits as shares in Sports Direct rise image
....“The retailer is trying to reinvent itself into the Selfridges of sports in the UK, while at the same time launching in the US, and fighting off concerns from shareholders and MPs about corporate governance and working conditions in the UK. All this while the weak pound is increasing costs, and the British consumer is facing rising inflation and weak wage growth – not a pretty combination for the price-sensitive shoppers who turn to Sports Direct for a bargain,” Khalaf warned. ...
Jane Austen to star in Bank of England literary links exhibition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:42:14 AM
....The original art work will be on display for one of Austen’s predecessors on the tenner, Charles Dickens, featuring a cricketing scene from The Pickwick Papers, which also includes a visit to the Bank of England. Dickens, having known real poverty in childhood and seen his father imprisoned for debt, was very careful with money all his life, drove fierce bargains with publishers, and featured many foolish spendthrifts in his books including Mr Micawber who also lands in a debtors’ prison. ...
Burberry drops plans to redevelop Leeds mill despite pick-up in sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:52:25 PM
....” She said there had also been a rise in Chinese shoppers heading to Hong Kong, after a long period of decline. The UK remained Burberry’s fastest-growing market as international travellers continued to take advantage of the drop in the value of the pound since last year’s Brexit vote to pick up a bargain. ...
Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
....If Taylor wants to establish German-style “workplace citizenship” in the UK, he must set out the practical steps. In the gig economy, a blast of old-fashioned collective bargaining could do more to improve the lot of workers than technical tweaks to current employment laws. ...
Forget Alexa, Amazon's next big product is ... wine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:18:41 AM
.... It’s calling it “the first wine ever developed from conception to release with Amazon Wine”, the company’s booze brand launched in November 2012. Unusually for Amazon, this new brand isn’t aimed at undercutting the competition with bargain-basement prices, as with its Amazon Basics line. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
.... Couriers should be referred to as “independent suppliers”, according to the document seen by the Guardian, and that, instead of hiring riders at a recruitment centre, senior staff should undertake “onboarding” at a “supply centre”. In a key case relating to the future of the gig economy, the Central Arbitration Committee is investigating whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or whether they should be classified as workers with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union. ...
South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank image
.... Such a scheme would have the added benefits of employing refugee teachers from South Sudan and of strengthening the Uganda education system. At a time when aid spending is (rightly) filtered through the lens of whether it offers value for money, investing $500m in the education of South Sudanese refugee children is a colossal bargain. ...
Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:06:24 PM
....A rising number of people are being caught out by "phantom goods" scams - when items are bought online but are never delivered, Citizens Advice says. Cars, flights, furniture and insurance are among the goods and services which buyers think they are getting at a bargain, but which do not exist. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
....Mr Watson said undertakings from the Murdoch family were "not worth the newsprint they are written on" as he warned that lessons had not been learned from the phone-hacking scandal. He also accused the Conservatives of forming "an implicit bargain" with the Murdochs as he pushed Ms Bradley to order part two of the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking. ...
Brexodus has begun. We EU nationals know staying on is too big a gamble | Joris Luyendijk image
.... After all, this was true of the interests of the Irish, the Northern Irish, the Scots and the Gibraltarians too. It is also not just that EU nationals have morphed from afterthought to “bargaining chips” to be traded in the negotiations with the EU for, say, a better fishing quota. ...
Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
....But the big farm and landowner-lobby groups are quietly pleased that Gove’s resurrection has at least given them a high-profile secretary of state with sufficient intellect and clout to demand his own seat at the Brexit talks. Whether Gove can force the future of our food and farming to prominence in negotiations – or reduces it to a bargaining chip to be thrown away for other gains – will depend on his approach. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... She also rebuts the idea that falling trade union membership leaves them without a mandate, but she wants better access to workplaces. “Surely it should be possible for workers to have the right to be represented by a union and also to have a right for unions to bargain on their behalf. ...
Soft Brexit, hard Brexit – What is the difference for expats? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:24:00 PM
....2 million UK expats currently living in member states. This was the biggest concern for expats, as in the run-up to the negotiations the UK government had seemed intent on using the rights of EU nationals in the UK as a bargaining chip to secure the rights of UK expats. ...
Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
....The lack of wage growth in Britain’s economy is the result of turning the clock back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife, the chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested. Andy Haldane said the current relationship between pay and employment had more in common with the period between 1500 and 1750 than in the subsequent period, because in the post-1750 era, collective bargaining and the expansion of full-time paid employment meant workers were able to secure generous pay awards when labour was scarce. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
....In 2012, 150 workers gathered on a rooftop and threatened to jump. They were promised improvements and talked down by management; they had, essentially, wielded the threat of killing themselves as a bargaining tool. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
.... Amazon generates enormous cashflows but its investors are happy to see those returns ploughed into new markets. That has been Bezos’s true brilliance: he has corralled supportive long-term investors who have accepted the explicit bargain that Amazon’s mission is to acquire revenues first and worry about dividends later. ...
UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
....2bn, up 14%. Chinese visitors shopping for bargains in London have helped luxury goods companies, but tourism body Visit Britain said the biggest increase in long-haul passengers has been from North America. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
....Two-thirds of the brand’s bags sold outside the UK, and half of those sold in the UK, now come from Mulberry’s latest collections designed by its creative director, Johnny Coca, who also joined from Céline in 2015. Sales at established UK stores rose 5% in the year to 31 March as some London outlets enjoyed double digit growth in tourist visitors on the hunt for bargains prompted by the drop in the value of the pound against the euro and dollar since the Brexit vote last summer. ...
Election 2017: Hung parliament and coalition means more house prices turmoil, warn experts image
....". The chance of a post-election bounce in values has been written off by some critics, but said savvy buyers could snap up bargains in the coming months. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Under Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in the UK, there was a rewriting of the basic rules of capitalism. These two governments changed the rules governing labour bargaining, weakening trade unions; and they weakened anti-trust enforcement, allowing more monopolies to be created. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
....It’s been more than 20 years since Expedia was founded as a division of Microsoft, kicking off the online travel market. Today, the industry has swelled to an enormous size, taking in machine learning-powered flight bookers such as Hopper, luxury-focused bargain hunters such as Secret Escapes, and a host of mobile-first booking apps like Trivago. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
....During the election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has been tirelessly presented as a figure that will take Britain back to the strike-stricken 1970s. In the era of globalisation, that is hugely unlikely – but measures to improve the bargaining position of workers are now long overdue. ...
Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine image
....6bn paid by Brazilian building firm Odebrecht. Brazil's President Michel Temer is in danger of being toppled thanks to testimony given by J&F's owners, Joesley and Wesley Batista, under a plea bargain. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
....2 million Britons on the continent. In a red rag to hardline Brexiters, the document stresses the European court of justice (ECJ) must have full jurisdiction for ruling on disputes about citizens’ rights, while the European commission ought to have full powers for monitoring whether the UK is upholding the bargain. ...
Greece warns recovery threatened if debt deal is blocked at next talks image
....”. Athens, Tsakalotos continued, had kept its side of the bargain, legislating highly unpopular reforms to produce savings of 2% of GDP, while the European Union and International Monetary Fund had not kept theirs. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'painting a false picture' at work tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:23:13 PM
....Deliveroo has been accused of running a campaign of misinformation and implementing last-minute changes to contracts in an effort to prevent riders from gaining better employment rights. In a key case relating to the gig economy, the Central Arbitration Committee is investigating whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or whether they should be classified as workers with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union. ...
'Car boot-sale' diamond set to fetch £350,000 at auction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:20:10 AM
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Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
. It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. ...
Let’s move to Rothbury, Northumberland: ‘It’s pretty near perfect’ image
.... Few rentals: a two-bed flat is perhaps £500pcm. Bargain of the week This vast Georgian town house might not seem a bargain at £615,000: but seven bedrooms! With emoov. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
.... There is currently no minimum retirement age. There are also labour reforms on the cards to weaken trade union bargaining powers and make hiring and firing workers easier. ...
Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....8%, the Office for National Statistics said. John Philpott, the director of the JobsEconomist, said: “This is a jobs market that looks better on paper than it feels in the pocket, reflecting a structural shift in the types of work people do and the relative bargaining power between workers and bosses. ...
Disney hack: Ransom demanded for stolen film image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:16:25 AM
.... These days our digital possessions are the new family silver. However there is no guarantee, even if you do give in to the demand, that the criminals will keep their side of the bargain (they are criminals after all), or that you won't end up on a list of easy targets and be hit again. ...
Aldi plans to open up to eight stores in some UK towns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:56:14 PM
....9% – meaning £1 out of every £14 spent in the UK on groceries goes into Aldi’s tills – while Lidl is also making gains. Research group Kantar predicts Lidl could also overtake Waitrose this summer as the discounters benefit from new store openings and shoppers search out bargains amid a return to food price inflation. ...
Deliveroo bows to pressure to change contracts for UK couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:16:37 PM
....”. Deliveroo’s contract change comes before a planned hearing at the Central Arbitration Committee in London later this month where riders will attempt to force the company to recognise their trade union membership and collective bargaining rights. ...
Bristol housing charity tops list of UK’s most-prosecuted landlords image
....Property investor specialist Terry started off purchasing properties for himself and in 2003 he founded ADR Property Group. The firm sourced and managed properties in the north-west on behalf of investors keen to pick up bargains. ...
GMB claims ballot 'victory' for Bridgend Lidl staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:58:42 AM
....A Lidl spokesman said: "We believe that our employees are fairly represented within the business, without having to engage with unions and creating a fragmented workforce. "The proposed bargaining unit does not reflect the Lidl ethos of one company, one team. ...
Lidl on course to surpass Waitrose and enter UK supermarket top seven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:24:46 AM
. Lidl is on track to overtake Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh-biggest grocer as early as this summer as the discounters benefit from new store openings and shoppers search out bargains amid a return to food price inflation. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
.... As sun and drizzle conspired to form a rainbow over Broad Bay, Morrison pointed out that, for a moment, Winner seemed to float at the end of it. During the weeks of the rig’s stay on Lewis, there had been an unbargained-for turn in public opinion. ...

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