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....”. Richard Hunter, Bombardier’s UK managing director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this important contract. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But Foxconn would shirk social insurance and be late or fail to pay bonuses. And many workers sign contracts that subtract a hefty penalty from their pay if they quit before a three-month introductory period. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, senior figures said the government’s ambition could be jeopardised by the impact of Brexit. Restrictions on the movement of scientists and engineers, more onerous bureaucracy in the supply chain and being frozen out of lucrative EU space contracts could all be highly damaging and some companies are already shifting work out of the UK as a result. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The “cap and track” deal is fixed for 12 months at £100 below the market average when customers sign up. While it cannot increase during the contract, it will be reviewed each quarter and will fall if the wholesale price has fallen. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Only one in six of the self-employed hired other workers compared with 30% in 1990. The number of people on zero-hours contracts had increased from 170,000 (0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Bovis had used subcontractors that “may not have been of the highest quality”, he said, but added that most customer complaints had been resolved. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “They gave us a booklet containing the legal stuff we had to say before detained someone,” he says. Low pay, long shifts and zero-hours contracts sap the morale of security workers and undermine the best-intentioned codes of practice, according to Davis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The rise of platforms including Uber, Deliveroo and online retailers, most of which say their drivers and riders are independent contractors, has led to growing concern that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work in the gig economy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In France, Italy and across much of the continent hordes of young people are kept like circling aeroplanes above an airport, ready to land whenever a slot opens and a job becomes available. In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It just passed the bill to the Treasury. The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. Most of those companies say they hire independent contractors, who miss out on rights such as the minimum wage and sick pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. Most of those companies say they hire independent contractors, who miss out on rights such as the minimum wage and sick pay. ...
Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....”. Bovis had used subcontractors that “may not have been of the highest quality”, he said, but added that most customer complaints had been resolved. ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
.... However, senior figures said the government’s ambition could be jeopardised by the impact of Brexit. Restrictions on the movement of scientists and engineers, more onerous bureaucracy in the supply chain and being frozen out of lucrative EU space contracts could all be highly damaging and some companies are already shifting work out of the UK as a result. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... It just passed the bill to the Treasury. The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. ...
Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
....Authorities said that about 5,000 people took part in the demonstration on Thursday, in the latest in a series of protests that have hindered rubbish collection in major cities. Unions are calling on the left-led government to grant workers better employment rights, moving those on short-term contracts that have expired or are about to expire into full-time, permanent roles. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....16m in potential long-term bonus share awards, which stretched to 2019, a third of last year’s bonus, which had been deferred in shares worth £53,130, and about £260,000 related to compensation for missed bonuses at her previous employer the fast food chain McDonalds. M&S’s annual report says: “Where an individual forfeits outstanding variable pay opportunities or contractual rights at a previous employer as a result of appointment, the [company] may offer compensatory payments or buy-out awards, dependent on the individual circumstances of recruitment, determined on a case-by-case basis. ...
Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
.... Only one in six of the self-employed hired other workers compared with 30% in 1990. The number of people on zero-hours contracts had increased from 170,000 (0. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
.... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....”. The rise of platforms including Uber, Deliveroo and online retailers, most of which say their drivers and riders are independent contractors, has led to growing concern that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work in the gig economy. ...
Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
....”. Richard Hunter, Bombardier’s UK managing director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this important contract. ...
Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
.... The “cap and track” deal is fixed for 12 months at £100 below the market average when customers sign up. While it cannot increase during the contract, it will be reviewed each quarter and will fall if the wholesale price has fallen. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
.... In France, Italy and across much of the continent hordes of young people are kept like circling aeroplanes above an airport, ready to land whenever a slot opens and a job becomes available. In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... But Foxconn would shirk social insurance and be late or fail to pay bonuses. And many workers sign contracts that subtract a hefty penalty from their pay if they quit before a three-month introductory period. ...
Humiliation on the high street as security guards rob shoppers of their dignity image
.... “They gave us a booklet containing the legal stuff we had to say before detained someone,” he says. Low pay, long shifts and zero-hours contracts sap the morale of security workers and undermine the best-intentioned codes of practice, according to Davis. ...
 Five minute guide to making mobile calls in the UK image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....It means Britons will be able to make phone calls, send text messages and use data in other EU countries potentially without charge. However, you still need to be careful, because if you exceed your mobile contract’s usage limits you could still find there is a high price to pay. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
.... The group’s financial problems stemmed from the loss of £500m in sales in 2014 after Costcutter switched to the rival supplier Palmer & Harvey. Nisa’s contract with McColl’s, which ends next year, is currently out to tender with a handful of rivals competing to poach the business. ...
REVEALED: 5 simple tricks to increase your pension and BEAT threatened cuts after election image
....55 a week in the current tax-year, should be looking to take advantage, according to ex-minister Steve Webb, who is now director of policy at Royal London. It is estimated about half a million people who contracted out of national insurance contributions (NIC) in their career - and therefore won't qualify for the full payout could benefit. ...
Buying my own place was an impossible dream – here’s how it came true image
....For those who are self-employed and similarly hungry to buy their first home, Sam offers some heartening news: she says more lenders are extending their criteria to help those no longer on the payroll. So what can freelancers do to help improve their chances of getting a mortgage? “First, your tax affairs need to be in order, and if there is income from more than one source – ie, earned income – then keep payslips, P60s and contracts etc,” Sam says. ...
Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15:05 PM
....Omnis sold ACM cladding to Harley Facades, which was responsible for installing it. Construction firm Rydon Maintenance was the lead contractor on the project but sub-contracted elements of the work to smaller companies, including Harley. ...
Danish beauty website wants £83 for products that were never ordered image
....The Danish consumer ombudsman has reported two companies, LuxStyle ApS and LuxStyle International Sales ApS, to the police for sending unsolicited goods and payment demands after complaints from consumer authorities around the world. The European Consumer Centre (ECC) has published a warning to EU shoppers declaring the ordering process “highly defective” because it makes no mention of a binding contract when contact details are entered. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Grenfell Tower is also absent from the websites of several companies involved, many of which list the other projects they have worked on as case studies intended to demonstrate excellence. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation (KCTMO) hired the construction firm Rydon as the lead contractor on the project, which included re-cladding the building with material that commentators allege could have been a factor in the fire’s rapid spread. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....He said that while they awaited the results of an independent investigation into the power failure at BA’s primary centre on 27 May, “what we do know is that the failure had absolutely nothing to do with the way we resourced IT”. Walsh credited the contractors and BA staff with an “outstanding achievement” to restore services, adding: “Despite major operational problems, by 29 May it was able to run the majority of its schedule. ...
BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
....The documents also reveal official concerns that the export of the technology could backfire and imperil the security of Britain and its allies, the BBC said. BAE said it was unable to comment on specific contracts “due to the strict national security and confidentiality regulations we operate under”. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....”. KCTMO contracted the £10m refurbishment of Grenfell to a private construction firm, Rydon, which in turn subcontracted some of the work, in an illustration of the rewards on offer to private firms from social housing projects. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
....8% and unemployment at a 42-year low of 4. 6%, driven almost entirely in the latest quarter by relatively strong growth in full-time jobs for employees on permanent contracts. ...
Every time I contact TalkTalk I get a fake email from scammers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....As you say, either you have been very unlucky or the company has issues in this area. Its problems have all stemmed from a decision to subcontract work in India, and the Information Commissioner’s Office is still to rule on its various data breaches. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
.... The outsourcing firm continues to expect profits to improve in the second half. Its win rate on contracts has returned to one-in-two, as opposed to last year’s one-in-three. ...
Brussels plan could force euro clearing out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:05:20 PM
....London is the global centre of euro-clearing, which involves processing transactions worth about €1tn (£880bn) a day, making the market a key part of Britain’s financial services industry. Euro clearing is essential to the flow of money around the world: clearing houses act as an intermediary between two sides of a trade conducted in euros, such as derivatives contracts designed to shield businesses from sudden shifts in interest rates or currencies. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
.... Its chief executive, Andy Parker, stepped down after profits fell by 33% in March. The company said on Tuesday it had secured£318m in contracts and extensions so far this year – including for the Northern Ireland government and the RSPCA – adding that it was bidding for work worth a further £3. ...
EDF Energy's Vincent de Rivaz to step down after winning Hinkley battle image
.... He also oversaw its acquisition of Britain’s ageing nuclear infrastructure in 2008. De Rivaz did not say why he was stepping down, but it is understood that he was satisfied after getting the much-maligned and heavily delayed Hinkley contract over the line. ...
Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 04:02:30 AM
.... She had to drop out of college when her parents got sick, and started working at Buma last year. She told the Guardian that her contract will be terminated soon, after seven months of work. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
.... That is for windfarms that must be operational from 2023 to 2025. Over the next 35 years – the life on Hinkley Point’s index-linked contract – that pricing gap will only widen. ...
Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
.... Applying takes no time at all, but the payback threatens to last a lot longer. The car financing industry is confident that this new breed of ultra-low-cost loans, which account for 82% of all new car registrations and are known as personal contract plans (PCPs), are a safe and secure way of financing new cars. ...
Deposit-free renting sounds good – or could tenants lose out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....Ajay Jagota is a letting agent based in the north-east of England who reckons the traditional deposit system is fundamentally inadequate. “From a landlord’s perspective, it limits potential tenants to those who have thousands of pounds to hand, or risks putting their customers in a tight financial spot from the first day of your contract. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
.... time4tee. I am looking for a new job as my current one is a fixed-term contract that soon ends. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
....Among the market’s leading fallers were Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments, and retailers Marks & Spencer and Next. Construction groups such as Balfour Beatty dropped sharply on worries that a hung parliament could slow down the award of government contracts. ...
Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank image
....As part of the deal, Softbank also purchased Schaft, a lesser known Alphabet robotics subsidiary. Boston Dynamics is best known for its “BigDog” line of quadrupedal robots, first developed to serve as artificial pack animals as part of a military contract with America’s Darpa research agency. ...
BT drops PwC following Italian accounts scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:56:30 PM
....New stock market rules have been introduced in an attempt to encourage companies to change their auditors more regularly. Businesses in the FTSE 350 must now put their auditing contract out to tender every 10 years, although they only need to change them every 20 years. ...
EU court told workers can claim compensation if not given holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 10:38:55 AM
....In an opinion about a case involving a UK window salesman, the advocate general of the European court of justice in Luxembourg reinforced employees’ rights. A long-running legal challenge that concerned a claim brought by the salesman, known as Mr King, against Sash Window Workshop Limited, involved his employment contract, which did not specify if he was entitled to paid leave. ...
Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:00:13 AM
....In addition to the over-capacity problems, a major IT upgrade hit profits by £4. 8m last year and the company warned that an extra £6m would have to be spent cancelling costly contracts. ...
Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:19:01 PM
...."Will what I buy today be worth more or less on Friday?" is a question I am asked a lot. Some clients even delay exchanging contracts until after they know the result. ...
Does British Airways' explanation stack up? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:16:05 PM
....But if that's what happened, it prompts the question: why were they working on the UPS at such a busy time (see below)?. I'm told that any contractor would have been escorted at all times by an IT staff member. ...
WPP boss £48m pay voted against by a fifth of investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:46:21 PM
....5% stake in WPP, said: "[Succession] remains the key governance risk to our long term investment in WPP. "Unusually, the CEO's service contract may be terminated by either the company or Sir Martin without any notice. ...
Pound V euro: GBP exchange rate against EU strengthens as Tories tipped to win election image
....Investors are hopeful that a larger number of seats in parliament will grant the Prime Minister the mandate to pursue her plans for Brexit and strengthen the government’s position in negotiations when they officially begin later this month. Meanwhile the euro was weakened this morning by a worse than expected drop in German factory orders as they contracted -2. ...
More than a fifth of WPP investors reject Sorrell’s £48m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:58:17 AM
....”. One quirk of Sorrell’s relationship with WPP is that his contract states that he or the company can terminate his service “at will”, rather than the more usual notice period of 12 months. ...
OECD predicts fastest global growth in six years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:21:03 AM
.... . "Business investment is projected to contract amid the large uncertainty and because of lower corporate margins. ...
Philippines partially lifts Qatar workers ban image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 01:30:04 AM
....Qatar is being isolated by its neighbours who accuse it of supporting Islamist militants and Iran. OFWs on contracts, wishing to return to Qatar or new workers with an overseas employment certificate can travel. ...
Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 06:37:25 PM
.... . Later, Mr Khashoggi represented France in its race against the UK to secure the initial $20bn al-Yamamah weapons-for-oil deal with the Saudis - a contract that still runs today. ...
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
....". He added: "The major industries that contracted in the economy were the trade and manufacturing sectors. ...
The Crusader: Pledge is hopeful end to window saga image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:50:00 AM
.... . "Part of the contract was the insurance, so if a problem arose, and the firm no longer existed during the 10-year guarantee period, we could still have a free repair," he explained. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... All these paradoxes are given almost physical representation on our tellies every night by May herself – a populist who doesn’t actually like people. As a non-believer in New Labour, Corbyn has no such ideological awkwardness, while John McDonnell is one of the few people in the Labour party who didn’t subcontract out their economic thinking to Brown and Ed Balls. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
....BA had said that a power surge caused the computer problem, but gave little further explanation. However, an email leaked to the media last week suggested that a contractor doing maintenance work inadvertently switched off the power supply. ...
Eurozone growth remains fastest for six years, says PMI survey image
....8, said IHS Markit, which was the same as April. The index has been above the 50-mark that divides growth from contraction since the middle of 2013. ...
Airline shares lower after terror attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:11:29 AM
....Ocado's shares had initially greeted the news with a 7% surge. Ocado, which had originally pledged an overseas deal by the end of 2015, did not name the retailer or say how much the contract was worth. ...
Nearly 10 million Britons are in insecure work, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:01:45 AM
....Up to 10 million Britons or nearly a third of the UK workforce do not have secure employment, according to the GMB union, which has warned of a heavy impact on health and family life. The union’s research, unveiled at its 100th annual congress in Plymouth on Monday, attempts to quantify people in what it calls precarious employment – those in the gig economy, on zero- or short-hours contracts, temporary workers, the underemployed and those at risk of false self-employment. ...
I was briefly a police officer 10 years ago – should I take it off my CV? image
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I am looking for a new job because my current one is a fixed-term contract, which will soon be coming to an end. ...
Manufacturing 'buoyant' but services slow, surveys find image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:05:12 PM
....Despite Brexit fears and the election, confidence is high, the EEF said. The balance between firms planning to recruit and those contracting stood at 21% during the quarter, up from 18% in the previous three months. ...
Cold revolution  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... . The same paper had to be printed four times in four colours, and if the humidity changed between print runs, the paper would slightly expand or contract. ...
Global beer sales drying up, says report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:51:14 AM
....Beer sales continued to slide last year and the trend towards cider sipping stalled. The global market for all alcoholic drinks contracted 1. ...
Suffered BA’s weekend from hell? Find out what compensation is on offer image
....“Depending on the type of ticket, they may do a lot for you and they may do nothing, just get you home,” says one person who works in airline regulation. With US airlines, if there is a problem such as bad weather, you only have protections that are specified in the carrier’s contract or American regulations, which are weaker than those in the EU, says Brehany. ...
Compensation at last for Britons burned by Spain’s property crash image
....Cases must be filed within 15 years of the expected completion date of the property. Claimants must provide evidence of a contract with the developer, payments made into the developer’s account and the fact that the property was never delivered. ...
Five-minute guide to getting insurance for your mobile image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . If tied into a contract, you will have to keep paying monthly even if you have lost or damaged your phone. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
....A strike at BT is threatened after it emerged this week that the company may be drastically slashing its final salary pension scheme. If BT takes that step, it will be a fundamental breach of the contract that existing workers signed up for, and industrial action will be inevitable. ...
'I have little doubt your daughter should leave' – our work expert responds image
....Readers say • This looks like a situation where the gig economy could be used ­successfully. ­ Employers won’t want to give a ­long-term commitment to someone so old, but I bet they will jump at the chance to take advantage of your experience on a ­contract basis. ...
Greece approves $8bn Chinese-backed resort project outside Athens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:57:42 PM
....The announcement came as Greece’s statistics service, Elstat, said the economy expanded in the first three months of 2017, upwardly revising a previous flash estimate in May that showed a 0. 1% quarterly contraction. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
.... In the past, travellers have held the credit card firm liable for flights they have had to buy after a carrier they originally booked with ceased trading. Customers may also be able to use the Consumer Rights Act to hold the airline responsible for their consequential losses incurred as a result of failing to fly them as contracted. ...
Jay Hunt quits Channel 4 post just days before decision on top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:47:33 AM
....The company would not comment on the terms agreed for her departure. “The service contracts of all the executive members are subject to notice periods of one year or less,” it said in its annual report. ...
BA delays: Airline changes advice over claims for expenses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:02:41 AM
.... The airline said on Wednesday that a loss of power to a UK data centre was "compounded" by a power surge that took out its IT systems. An email leaked to the Press Association suggested that a contractor doing maintenance work inadvertently switched off the power supply, although this has not been confirmed. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
....The airline is continuing to investigate the cause, with reports suggesting a maintenance worker had inadvertently switched off the power supply. But CBRE, the contractor which manages the facilities at BA’s ageing Boadicea House data centre near Heathrow, said claims that the cause had been determined were “not founded in fact”. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
. Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are much more likely than white workers to be in insecure jobs such as zero-hours contracts, according to the Trades Union Congress. ...
One in 13 ethnic minority workers are in insecure jobs, says TUC image
....Members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities are a third more likely to be in insecure work than white workers, says the TUC. One in 20 white employees are on zero-hours or temporary work contracts. ...
Scunthorpe steelworkers enjoy the rewards of act of faith in new owner image
....Junck now wants May to make good on the rhetoric by offering British firms a “level playing field” – code for cheaper energy bills and lower business rates. He also wants more government contracts, having supplied 35 miles of track for the Crossrail project from British Steel’s sizeable rail business. ...
Construction firm Mears bans workers from having beards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:47:10 PM
....The letter adds that a goatee “may be acceptable so long as it does not hinder the correct fitting of said dust masks”. Obtained a letter from Mears, a major UK contractor, banning beards across the entire company cos of 'elf an safety #ukhousing pic. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....BA’s creaking IT infrastructure includes over 500 data cabinets across six halls around its Waterside base, northwest of Heathrow. A contractor with knowledge of Boadicea House said: “It’s a very old facility, there are lots and lots of problems with it. ...
How to keep to budget when buying a property abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:17:00 PM
....Protecting yourself from the volatility of the currency markets is therefore a vital part of budgeting for a foreign property purchase. One of the most useful tools available to you is to take out a forward contract for the currency pairing you will require. ...

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