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....To take just the last of these four pillars, the idea was that trade unions and minimum wages were impediments to an efficient labour market. Collective bargaining and statutory pay floors would result in workers being paid more than the market rate, with the result that unemployment would inevitably rise. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, which is behind the new Hinkley Point C power station, added: “As an EU national who has lived in Britain for 15 years, Brexit is not just a professional question, it’s also personal. “I’m convinced that both the UK government and EU leaders know very well that the 3 million EU citizens in Britain and around 1 million Britons living in Europe do not want to become bargaining chips. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Asked about rebels who would like the issue settled quickly, he said: “I don’t think anyone is going to find it easy to say to their constituents that they didn’t think it important to drive a hard bargain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Judge Joanna Wade said the contract Boxer had signed “did not reflect the reality of the situation” and he had signed it because he had no choice. “The inequality of bargaining power at this point was very notable,” she said in a two-page ruling. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Cool your jets, Michael O'Leary – Brexit unlikely to ground Ryanair | Nils Pratley image
.... Then the commission demanded at the 11th hour that MTS, the Italian platform for trading government bonds, be thrown into the deal. Milan, it seems, hated the idea of being a bargaining chip in an Anglo-German deal that would simultaneously advance French interests. ...
UK businesses welcome May's free trade call but warn of no-deal Brexit disaster image
....Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, which is behind the new Hinkley Point C power station, added: “As an EU national who has lived in Britain for 15 years, Brexit is not just a professional question, it’s also personal. “I’m convinced that both the UK government and EU leaders know very well that the 3 million EU citizens in Britain and around 1 million Britons living in Europe do not want to become bargaining chips. ...
Settle Brexit bill quickly to boost chance of free trade deal, say pro-EU Tories image
....”. Asked about rebels who would like the issue settled quickly, he said: “I don’t think anyone is going to find it easy to say to their constituents that they didn’t think it important to drive a hard bargain. ...
Populism is the result of global economic failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:23:10 PM
....To take just the last of these four pillars, the idea was that trade unions and minimum wages were impediments to an efficient labour market. Collective bargaining and statutory pay floors would result in workers being paid more than the market rate, with the result that unemployment would inevitably rise. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....Judge Joanna Wade said the contract Boxer had signed “did not reflect the reality of the situation” and he had signed it because he had no choice. “The inequality of bargaining power at this point was very notable,” she said in a two-page ruling. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
....The report praises the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for recent successes in pursuing major corruption cases, including a multimillion-pound settlement with the engineering giant Rolls-Royce earlier this year. However, several civil society groups told the report’s authors they were concerned that “Brexit could increase the risk of UK companies threatening to relocate and potential loss of UK jobs as a bargaining chip in negotiations with prosecutors over charges”. ...
Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
.... . "Agriculture is a good bargaining tool," he says. ...
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... So, in the survey, Singapore scored 120 (20% higher than New York) while London scored 89, or 11% less than New York. London’s new-found bargain-basement status has encouraged a flood of international shoppers to the city. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open 83 new investigations into politicians as part of a long-running corruption probe involving state oil giant Petrobras. The names were mentioned in plea bargain testimony of former executives of construction firm Odebrecht, but have not been made public. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... And they all struck it lucky with Tolcher. Tranmere Rovers could have done what so many other companies do with the billions taxpayers spend on apprenticeship training: game the system and use it as a source of bargain-basement, publicly subsidised labour. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....Trapped between this world and a benefit system that is useless for short-term disruptions, many low-paid people see self-employment as an insurance policy: you can always quit and go somewhere else. And the ability to do so, in a tight labour market where your own boss is facing tough deadlines, gives you implicit bargaining power when faced with shouting or bullying or favouritism. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....But unions reckon talks about a new model to replace the Astra will start again some time next year. And unlike 2012, ministers and union bosses are likely to have less bargaining power in these negotiations. ...
Will the  diesel car you are driving today be worthless in five years’ time? image
....He says that while the sale of new diesels in the UK has barely been dented, the market for new and secondhand vehicles looks “a lot less certain”, and in continental cities that have seen restraints on diesel use, older car values have fallen. “It could be a bonus for high-mileage, bargain-seeking motorists who mostly drive out of town, but that will be scant comfort to the out-of-pocket urban vendor who probably thought they were doing the environmentally correct thing in choosing diesel. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
.... In some cases it causes cashflow issues and can make the difference between the survival and failure. One Asda supplier, who asked not to be named, said: “Asda already drives a hard bargain on price so this is all the more irritating in what are difficult trading conditions. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
.... . For her opponents that's distasteful, immoral even, because many people who have made their lives in the UK could be used, so the phrase goes, as "bargaining chips" in a negotiation. ...
Primark sales boosted by bargain-hunting tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
....Primark has joined luxury brands such as Burberry in enjoying a boost in sales from tourists drawn by the cheap pound. Sales at the cut-price fashion chain’s two stores in Oxford Street, central London, were up 10% in the six months to 4 March as the UK’s premier high street benefitted from an influx of bargain-hunting visitors, particularly from China. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
.... That was up 12% year-on-year. But, according to analysts at Hargreaves Lansdown, it is still a bargain for the agents – because it is a third of what they were paying a decade ago on local press advertising to get a fraction of the Rightmove audience. ...
Hi-tech financial firms flee UK amid doubts over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:54:32 PM
....Black said: “I expect passporting rights will be one of the last things that gets sorted in the negotiations. After listening to Macron, I think the EU guys are going to hold on to that bargaining chip. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....However, for occasional users and tourists the daily charge varies markedly. San Francisco and Copenhagen are very expensive, while Barcelona is a bargain at 62p. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... It launched its Gatwick-US routes using Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners, which claim to deliver fuel savings of 20-25% compared with similar long-haul planes – a number that is significant given fuel remains the biggest single operating cost for any airline. Norwegian packs on more seats with fewer cabins, although it does have a premium economy class on its 787, which Kjos said was attracting more and more business passengers (at fares of around £900 for a return from London): “They know the product, they get a good bargain. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
.... The rise of the personal contract purchase (PCP), which lets you buy, say, a new Ford Fiesta for as little as £150 a month and a small deposit, is largely behind the boom in cars sales in Britain. But with a lot of three-year PCP deals coming to an end in 2017, it might be a good time to pick up an ex-finance bargain. ...
The Bank of England is in denial. Brexit shows people don't act rationally | Robert Skidelsky image
.... The reason is that most people are creatures of habit. Because their preferences and circumstances don’t in fact shift from day to day, and because they do try to get the best bargain when they shop around, their behaviour will exhibit a high degree of regularity. ...
How to drive a hard bargain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
Is this the end of UK's retail boom? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 01:32:28 PM
.... The raw numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that there was a 13% rise in the value of retail sales (excluding fuel) between November and December followed by a 30% drop between December and January. Getting the seasonal adjustment right with these sorts of monthly gyrations is quite tricky and has been made harder by the recent popularity of Black Friday in November, when retailers offer early Christmas bargains. ...
Even with price rises, there’s no place like home for bargain-hungry Brits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....Apple shoved its prices up in the UK by as much as a quarter, sound system maker Sonos followed, and now Microsoft is raising the price of some its laptops by up to £400, all blaming the Brexit-inspired fall in sterling. So is it time for bargain-hungry Brits to head abroad to snap up cheaper prices?. ...
UK enjoys record tourism as fall in pound boosts visitor numbers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:58:19 PM
. Sterling’s slide since the EU referendum has lured bargain-hunting tourists to the UK, with overseas visitors hitting a record high last year. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
.... Clothing and footwear retailers had a pretty tough January and reduced prices by more than they did in early 2016. Without those high street and online bargains, the annual inflation rate would have risen closer to the Bank of England’s 2% target. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....Employment law experts said the Pimlico Plumbers ruling would have significant implications for the ongoing dispute over employment status. Natalie Razeen, employment law solicitor at Russell-Cooke, said the decision “suggests that courts are alive to the inequality of bargaining power faced by individuals in these circumstances. ...
Greece hopeful of imminent EU debt  deal     despite German warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:53:55 PM
....But Athens disagrees with the fund’s call for further pension reforms. It is also lobbying its EU creditors to allow it to reintroduce collective bargaining. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....The rise in popularity of discounters Aldi and Lidl has forced the entire grocery market to rethink prices and Waitrose has not been immune. Even its mainly middle-class shoppers are happy to pick up a bargain in one of the German discounters – whether it’s champagne or toilet roll – and that has eaten away at Waitrose’s market. ...
Japan rejects Trump accusation of devaluing yen in currency war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:48:52 AM
....The US currency briefly fell to 112. 08 yen in Tokyo on Wednesday, but later recovered to around 113 yen as investors sensed a bargain. ...
Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... In exchange, the advanced economies are supposed to fulfil certain responsibilities that help ensure the system’s functioning and stability. But recent developments have cast doubts on whether the advanced economies are able to hold up their end of this bargain. ...
UK rental property demand falls to two-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 03:41:12 PM
....Action group Generation Rent said tenants should have the upper hand in rent negotiations now that demand is weakening and supply increasing. Spokesman Dan Wilson Craw said: “If demand for rentals are decreasing, renters have another bargaining chip if they are faced with a rent increase: they can argue that their landlord will find it harder to replace them. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
....75 a share? Few minds on either side of the debate will be swayed by the broadcaster’s half-year numbers. The argument that 21st Century Fox will be bagging a bargain is encouraged by the fact that Sky can absorb a thumping increase in Premier League costs and still suffer only a 5% decline in earnings a share. ...
This SIMPLE TRICK helped a bargain hunter SAVE £3,400 on his annual food shopping bill image
.... Just look for yellow stickers!". During the year, the bargain hunter would often limit himself to just a five pound note in his wallet when going shopping to avoid temptation to spend more. ...
Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 10:12:29 AM
....The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said his party would not “frustrate the process for invoking article 50” but would seek to amend the government’s bill. Corbyn said: “Labour will seek to amend the article 50 bill to prevent the Conservatives using Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of Europe. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
....There was, however, not much evidence that the bankers, the oil company executives and the Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs were listening. They know they are supposed to wring their hands about inequality and to say that something must be done to stem the tide of populism but they are not prepared to countenance anything that might help, such as higher minimum wages, more collective bargaining, higher taxes to pay for an expansion of education and training, and greater redistribution. ...
Five-minute guide to haggling your way to a better deal image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....GOOD TO TALK . Everybody loves a bargain, yet the thought of haggling for one fills most Britons with dread. ...
Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:26:06 PM
....Jacobean antique version: £15,000. Get scouring your local junk shops and you may well find a bargain, otherwise you can pick up replicas online for around £75. ...
Don’t be fooled – Theresa May’s Brexit plan won’t appease the markets for long | David Blanchflower image
....It is going to be difficult to strike such an agreement. Using residency rights as a bargaining chip hasn’t gone down well. ...
Burberry sales soar – from £14 nail varnish to £28,000 alligator coat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 08:48:43 AM
.... That’s partly down to visa changes which now enable tourists to make multiple visits over two years – previously it was just six months. But its mostly down to the near 20% plunge in the value of the pound, which has brought bargain-hunters to upmarket British stores. ...
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 10:00:20 AM
....This situation took decades to create, and it won’t be undone overnight. The absolute shower that we’ve ended up with in government couldn’t find their own backsides with both hands and an atlas, let alone come up with a policy that gives a population of disenfranchised and underemployed young people a reason not to throw in with the bargain bin Oswald Mosleys of Ukip. ...
How to break costs: Drive a hard bargain if changing your car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....GET MOTORING. You can reduce the cost of purchasing a new car by shopping around carefully and being willing to bargain. ...
VW papers shed light on emissions scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 11:15:47 PM
.... . As part of its plea bargain with the US authorities Volkswagen signed up to an agreed "Statement of Facts". ...
'Brexit tourists' exploit weak pound to boost UK high street sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:27:37 PM
....”. He added: “UK retail centres, including London’s West End, are a magnet for visitors from all over the world, made all the more attractive by the bargains on offer as a result of the weakened pound. ...
Lobster tweets lend Lidl bumper Christmas sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:14:30 PM
....com/jykzVvCvNW. Lidl’s sales rose 10% in December, against the same month last year, as it opened new stores and attracted shoppers with its mix of bargain prices and luxury foods. ...
Hard Brexit threatens global financial system, City chiefs tell MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:42:39 PM
....The outcome of the referendum has prompted European centres to make a pitch for the daily £440bn of business that is cleared through the City, largely through the London Clearing House, which is operated by the LSE. Rolet said the business was more likely to shift to New York than other European centres and called for a “grand bargain” with the incoming Donald Trump administration to resolve the matter. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
.... Supermarkets also helped push the FTSE 100 to its new record after good Christmas trading results from Morrisons. The comparative weakness of sterling has also attracted overseas investors looking for bargains in the market despite the Brexit risks, and reopened the prospect of international companies snapping up UK peers at cheaper prices. ...
Jeremy Corbyn suggests maximum earnings limit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:32:25 AM
....". He added: "We cannot set ourselves as being a sort of grossly unequal bargain basement economy on the shores of Europe. ...
Wage hikes at Aldi and Lidl are welcome news. But don’t get too excited | Peter Fleming image
.... Firms are reluctant to invest in training (since that eats into the next dividend payment) and skyrocketing tertiary education fees have turned generations away from university. Less skill means lower bargaining power because there are thousands of people who will take the job if you don’t. ...
No need to fret: Metal Hammer magazine saved from closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:52:55 PM
....The band also held a fundraising gig at the Black Heart in Camden, London, on 5 January. Now Future Publishing, the publicly listed digital, events and magazine company, has struck a bargain basement deal to buy the magazines, events and licence for the Team Rock digital radio service for £800,000. ...
What’s wrong with spending your benefits on prosecco? Nothing | Phil McDuff image
.... Such frugality would remain virtuous only if it demonstrated how much less they could get in benefits, how much more debasement a human body could tolerate before it gave up the ghost completely. We are robbed as a society not by someone spending “taxpayer’s money” on fizzy wine at Christmas, but by the spirit of Ebeneezer Scrooge, begrudging every ha’penny that might reduce the immiseration of the poor and, in so doing, sucking sales out of our economy and bargaining down our wages. ...
Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:01:03 AM
.... Week by week upswings in growth culminated in a massive 51% year-on-year jump in online sales in the final week before Christmas. BDO said online trade had been lifted by UK shoppers being more certain that last-minute purchases would be delivered on time, as well as international shoppers taking advantage of the weak pound to snap up bargains. ...
UK shoppers are still happy to borrow – but danger may lie ahead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:40:16 PM
....Britain went on a bit of a borrowing binge as Christmas approached. Unable to resist all the bargains on offer on Black Friday, shoppers pulled out the plastic. ...
House prices 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:30:29 PM
....5% for the first time since 2008, the Nationwide Building Society says. So has the London bubble burst? Are bargains to be had? Well, these things are relative. ...
Jean-Claude Juncker blocked EU curbs on tax avoidance, cables show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:14:31 PM
.... “Each country is ready to block any agreement. Moreover, each country stands ready to bargain its position on tax against any other topic at stake in the EU,” they said. ...
Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... However, note that Ryanair holds sales on some routes around two to three months ahead of departure date, so keep an eye out for those. There are many other tips for bagging a bargain on flights. ...
Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 12:01:17 AM
. Working people in Britain must get a “new bargain” in 2017 that gives them a fairer share of the country’s economic gains and that turns the tide in an increasingly precarious jobs market, the head of the Trades Union Congress has urged. ...
Bumper year ahead for British tourism thanks to pound slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 05:53:58 PM
....Just over 38. 1 million tourists are expected to enter the UK, up 4%, drawn by celebrations such as the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book and the 200th year since the death of Jane Austen, as well as the potential to snap up luxury bargains. ...
Chrsitmas sales UK - An essential survival guide to Boxing Day and January sales image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:14:00 AM
.... . Maundrell advises caution when using credit: “If you put all your new purchases onto a credit card and do not clear your balance, the interest could wipe out any savings you made from bargain hunting. ...
Brexit worries and online stores hit shopping centre sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 05:02:59 PM
.... But there are enough sale days to make a difference to trading results, so there is still plenty to play for,” said Tim Denison at Ipsos Retail Performance. Retailers themselves said Boxing Day had been busy with people braving the cold to queue up in the early hours for bargains. ...
Boxing Day footfall tumbles as shoppers go online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 07:12:36 PM
. British bargain hunters have shunned high streets and shopping centres this Boxing Day, according to early indications that highlight the growing competition faced by traditional retailers from online stores. ...
UK shoppers head out in their millions to brave Boxing Day sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 12:20:08 PM
. While many people were still sleeping off the extra calories – and alcohol – consumed on Christmas Day, millions of the nation’s hardcore shoppers had set their alarms, ready to be up and out to bag the biggest bargains on Boxing Day. ...
Boxing Day shoppers expected to splash out before Brexit price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 07:37:30 AM
....“Boxing Day is becoming increasingly popular as a shopping day as customers become savvier, more price sensitive and better at researching purchases,” said Tyrell. “We expect a significantly higher number of Chinese tourists to come over specifically to bargain hunt. ...
Boxing day sales start NOW: High street stores slash prices before Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 12:41:00 PM
....Diane Wehrle, insights director at retail analysts Springboard, said: “Shoppers are taking advantage of the two extra trading days this week, using the time to make more considered purchases and, as a result, spending has been delayed. "The slow in online transactions confirms shoppers’ caution and suggests they may be holding out for Boxing Day bargains. ...
Supermarkets to rake in £900m in Christmas spend on Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:55:13 PM
.... Marks & Spencer, which typically accounts for 3% of UK grocery spend, sells one-quarter of all festive turkeys. In the past few years, discounters Aldi and Lidl have taken a bigger slice of the Christmas pie by tempting shoppers with luxury foods such as lobster and champagne at bargain prices. ...
Retail figures pick up as shoppers spend before price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:04:24 PM
CBI health check reveals UK Christmas shopping splurge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:01:18 PM
....”. Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight, said the survey covered a three-week period including Black Friday in November, a day when many retailers offered bargains to encourage early Christmas shopping, and the first two weeks of December. ...
Window shopping: Rightmove's 10 most popular properties - 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:21:46 PM
.... Now with a £17. 95m guide price it’s almost a bargain. ...
Talks to be held over British Airways cabin crew strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 05:36:09 PM
....Unite argues that salaries for those on mixed fleet contracts - who have joined the airline since 2010 - are advertised at between £21,000 and £25,000, but, in reality, start at just over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay. It says they do "not have collective bargaining rights" and managers have "endured a six-year pay freeze". ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
.... The BCC and TUC say that many EU citizens are already leaving the UK and more will follow unless a decision is made imminently. They say that migrants should no longer be used as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations, but instead be given “the reassurance we would expect to be shown to UK citizens across the Continent”. ...
Young, quick and very hip: Missguided and Pretty Little Thing hit the big time image
....Last week Boohoo bought a controlling stake in Pretty Little Thing, the startup founded by the sons of Boohoo’s co-founder, Mahmud Kamani. With Pretty Little Thing valued at only £5m thanks to an option clause dating back to Boohoo’s flotation prospectus in 2014, the deal was as much of a bargain for shareholders as the £8 clingy dresses its shoppers love. ...

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