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....”. BrewDog had initially declined to comment on the trademark dispute. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 12:04:26 PM
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....”. The RMT said it would seek an early meeting with First MTR for guarantees on jobs and the role of the guards on the network, after disputes that have resulted in strikes and widespread disruption on the neighbouring Southern franchise. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Toshiba initially alerted investors in December 2016 that it faced heavy losses linked to a deal done by Westinghouse. Assets that it took on are likely to be worth less than initially thought and there is also a dispute about payments that are due. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Have decided there'll be no more @brewdog now for me after its shitty corporate attitude towards an independent @TheWolfBham #whoneedspunk. Last year the company disputed a trademarking claim from the estate of Elvis Presley, which took issue with Brewdog’s Elvis Juice beer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The NFU accuses many cane-producing countries of dumping exports at prices below their true cost of production because governments offer various complicated farm subsidies. But some of these claims, particularly in Brazil, are disputed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. BrewDog threatened legal action to prevent a bar from using the term “punk” in its name, it has emerged, a day after the brewer blamed “trigger-happy” lawyers for a similar dispute that sparked a social media backlash. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Thanks to the dollar’s status as the world’s main reserve currency, the US financial industry has managed in recent decades to offer international investors a potpourri of alluring products. This has driven up the dollar’s value and chronically undermined export competitiveness, much like the financial products offered by the City of London did in the UK by fuelling sterling appreciation in the years of undisputed EU membership. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg defended the idea of a financial settlement with the EU, saying, “If you run up a tab behind a bar, for years and years and years, and you haven’t paid when you want to leave, you settle up”. And he echoed the concerns of Conservative moderates that Brexiteers could use the dispute as a pretext for abandoning negotiations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Toshiba's Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 07:15:32 AM
....Toshiba initially alerted investors in December 2016 that it faced heavy losses linked to a deal done by Westinghouse. Assets that it took on are likely to be worth less than initially thought and there is also a dispute about payments that are due. ...
BrewDog threatened lawsuit against plan for bar with 'punk' in name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 03:38:11 PM
. BrewDog threatened legal action to prevent a bar from using the term “punk” in its name, it has emerged, a day after the brewer blamed “trigger-happy” lawyers for a similar dispute that sparked a social media backlash. ...
Trump is wrong to criticise Germany over trade – he should look closer to home image
.... Thanks to the dollar’s status as the world’s main reserve currency, the US financial industry has managed in recent decades to offer international investors a potpourri of alluring products. This has driven up the dollar’s value and chronically undermined export competitiveness, much like the financial products offered by the City of London did in the UK by fuelling sterling appreciation in the years of undisputed EU membership. ...
Settle Brexit bill quickly to boost chance of free trade deal, say pro-EU Tories image
....But former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg defended the idea of a financial settlement with the EU, saying, “If you run up a tab behind a bar, for years and years and years, and you haven’t paid when you want to leave, you settle up”. And he echoed the concerns of Conservative moderates that Brexiteers could use the dispute as a pretext for abandoning negotiations. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
.... The NFU accuses many cane-producing countries of dumping exports at prices below their true cost of production because governments offer various complicated farm subsidies. But some of these claims, particularly in Brazil, are disputed. ...
BrewDog backs down over Lone Wolf pub trademark dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:04:26 PM
....”. BrewDog had initially declined to comment on the trademark dispute. ...
Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
....”. The RMT said it would seek an early meeting with First MTR for guarantees on jobs and the role of the guards on the network, after disputes that have resulted in strikes and widespread disruption on the neighbouring Southern franchise. ...
The Crusader: London removals firm fails to deliver clients' belongings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Handy Moves is not a member of any trade body, such as the British Association of Removers, able to offer a fair value disputes resolution service. ...
BrewDog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:42:58 PM
....Have decided there'll be no more @brewdog now for me after its shitty corporate attitude towards an independent @TheWolfBham #whoneedspunk. Last year the company disputed a trademarking claim from the estate of Elvis Presley, which took issue with Brewdog’s Elvis Juice beer. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
....”. The dispute adds weight to demands for companies such as Google to take more responsibility for what is on their websites, as Facebook was forced to do in the wake of the “fake news” scandal. ...
Tesco pulls Sol, Amstel and Tiger from shelves in Brexit price row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:07:10 PM
.... In total, 24 out of 53 Heineken brands are affected, with eight pulled from the shelves altogether. Heineken is understood to have argued that inflation since the Brexit referendum has pushed up its costs, echoing the argument made by Unilever in its dispute with Tesco over the price of Marmite last autumn. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
.... Over the last 31 years we have been compiling this list Trump has given us a lot of feedback, believe me, ‘You guys are too low I am worth far more than you say’,” she said. “He didn’t call back to dispute our estimate. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....” But then, this was a case that was never meant to come to trial. At the centre of the dispute is a listed building in Belgravia, a period mansion block whose famous residents are said to have included the Queen Mother and actor David Niven. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... But soon after her death her family were shocked to find that Sybil had changed her will in 2012, leaving the bulk of the money – believed to be more than £1m – to a local £11,000-a-year private school. A bitter dispute between the family and Manchester High School for Girls since then is just one of a growing number of battles, many involving legacies to charities, that have ballooned as soaring property values have pushed up the value of inheritances. ...
BP in talks with Ineos over Forties pipeline sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
....Oil is processed and stabilised there before it is sent either for export or on to Grangemouth. The union Unite, which was involved in a bitter industrial dispute with Ineos at the Grangemouth refinery in 2013, said it would seek an urgent meeting with the chemicals firm to discuss the possible sale. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
. A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation. ...
Our Rics survey missed major problems – can we get our money back? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... Rics itself cannot order any of its members to compensate you or take steps to correct mistakes. However, Rics can – and does – require its members to have a complaints-handling procedure in place, which gives details of what it calls an “alternative dispute resolution” (ADR) provider – such as an ombudsman service. ...
Southern reaches new agreement with train drivers' union Aslef image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:57:48 PM
....A fresh deal aimed at resolving the long-running row between Southern and the biggest train drivers’ union has been agreed, the two sides said on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of commuters have faced chaos since the dispute began last year. ...
Trying to get a refund from Virgin Balloon Flights fails to take off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... Virgin replied that day stating that my vouchers would now be expired and were non-refundable. I have since chatted with the firm via live chat, but it is not prepared to offer any refund, does not co-operate with any alternative dispute resolution firm such as the ombudsman, and is willing to defend this in county court. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....Toshiba had initially alerted investors in December 2016 that it faced a heavy one-off loss linked to a deal done by Westinghouse. Assets that it took on are likely to be worth less than initially thought and there is also a dispute about payments that are due. ...
Nick Candy denies claim he is jointly in charge of brother's CPC empire image
.... “There is a distinction,” Candy countered. He said his involvement with the loan dispute was because he felt an “element of responsibility” for introducing his brother to Holyoake, who, he told the high court, had been running a “Ponzi scheme”. ...
‘To fly, to starve’ – BA cabin crew deserve better | Letter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
....As academics with an interest in employment relations we wrote to the Guardian seven years ago (Letters, 25 March 2010) protesting at British Airways’ imposition of lesser pay and conditions for its cabin crew, and the apparent desire of its CEO, Willie Walsh, to break their union. BA’s intransigence led to 21 days of strike action, endorsed by overwhelming ballot majorities, in one of the bitterest disputes of recent years. ...
Brexit talks: five key challenges facing Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:36:22 PM
....EU negotiators have made it clear that they want the UK to negotiate a divorce “settlement” before anything else is discussed, with a bill of €60bn mooted for past spending pledges and staff pensions. Fitch says the UK will dispute the size of the bill but may have to settle quickly in order to get on to more “contentious and important issues”, even though this would be portrayed as an “early and unnecessary concession”. ...
Rail strikes begin on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:23:26 AM
.... Trains between Brighton and Hove will not run. The company ran 87% of services during the last strike, it announced, although the RMT disputed this claim. ...
Rail strike: What are driver-only-operated trains? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:35:41 AM
. Drivers and guards at Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail have started a 24-hour strike in a dispute over the role of guards. ...
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Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:55:36 AM
....Guards and drivers working for Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail took action over proposals for driver-only-operated (DOO) trains. Up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but only limited disruption was reported. ...
Berlin airports strike to ground more than 650 flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:33:37 AM
....The disruption at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports began at 4 am (0300 GMT) on Monday morning. Ground crews have already walked out several times over the past few weeks amid a tense dispute over pay. ...
Rail strikes hit passengers in north of England as Southern dispute spreads image
....”. The RMT union disputed the claims over how many services ran. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....Mckay moved from Cheshire three years ago after his marriage broke down, and although he has found some temporary jobs as a warehouse worker for Marks and Spencer he is currently unemployed. To make his £70 a week go further, he switched suppliers from Scottish Power in September, but is still in dispute over a final bill for an extra £600. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The Shelter research suggests otherwise; and some homeowners have told their unpleasant experiences to the Guardian. One buyer, who is in a long-running dispute with one of the big housebuilders over structural issues at his house, says: “A lot of these houses are going to fall apart 30 years down the line. ...
Nick Candy paid Katy Perry £1.2m to sing at his wedding, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 05:00:20 PM
.... They deny using blackmail and intimidation to extort repayments of £37m on a £12m loan. The dispute has destroyed a once close friendship between Nick Candy and Holyoake, who shared a rented house at university. ...
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:35:05 PM
....". Jonathan Price, for Ms Hopkins, who is well known for airing controversial views, told the judge that "this relatively trivial dispute arose and was resolved on Twitter in a period of several hours". ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
.... The firm made checks on all the potential purchasers at One Hyde Park, the Candys’ flagship super-luxury development of about 80 apartments in London’s Knightsbridge district. Former RISC managing director Cliff Knuckey was asked to serve court papers on one of the purchasers, with whom CPC was in dispute. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....Some of these changes are bound up with the so-called platform capitalism that is creating a whole swath of the economy defined by big firms – Uber, Airbnb, eBay, TaskRabbit, Deliveroo – overseeing the sale of goods and services by individuals. The legal cases and disputes that some of them attract attest to the fact that self-employment is an easy mask for worker-boss relationships that can in some cases be pushed into abject exploitation. ...
Prospect of £1.7bn fine looms large over PM's talks with EU leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:30:19 PM
....98bn into the EU budget to compensate for lost customs duties. But May’s spokesman said the UK government does not recognise the proposed fine, paving the way for a dispute between Britain and the European authorities. ...
Trump trademarks approved by China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:56:30 PM
...."A routine trademark, patent or copyright from a foreign government is likely not an unconstitutional emolument, but with so many trademarks being granted over such a short time period, the question arises as to whether there is an accommodation in at least some of them," he said. Recently former US basketball star Michael Jordan won a trademark dispute over the use of his name in China. ...
WTO what? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:33:35 AM
.... . Currently a trade dispute would be a matter for the European Court of Justice. ...
Christian Candy tells court he follows rules on tax exile 'religiously' image
....Property tycoon Christian Candy has described as “artistic exaggeration” a claim he made on film that, if true, would have called into question his status as a Monaco tax exile. The billionaire was testifying in a £132m high court case brought by businessman Mark Holyoake, who alleges that Candy and brother Nick extorted and intimidated him in a dispute over a £12m loan to buy a luxury hotel. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....An Uber spokeswoman said that Uberversity questions test how an employee would respond to real world situations, but stressed that there are no correct responses. But those looking to move on now – and there are increasing numbers of them, according to a report by the Financial Times, though Uber disputes this – may face an uphill battle. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....Details of the policy applied by the Royal Mail-owned business emerged days after rival courier company DPD was criticised for charging some drivers who take time off for illness. And it will fuel concerns about precarious working conditions in the “gig economy”, amid a series of disputes about the employment status of people who work for firms such as Uber and Deliveroo. ...
Is China retaliating against Lotte missile deal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:08:11 AM
....But over the past few months, Beijing has been lobbying heavily against it - saying the system's powerful radars are capable of monitoring Chinese territory. It disputes the argument that it will bring more stability to the region, saying it should not be allowed to go ahead. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life confirm merger terms image
...."The answer we are getting from the joint company this morning is that they want to stress that they want to grow. "They don't dispute that there are cost advantages and that jobs are likely to be shed, but they want to talk about the opportunities for growth such as Standard Life investments have seen in recent years. ...
Scheme to combat rogue lettings agents under attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:19:27 AM
....I tried to talk to Carter Stones, but while I could see two people in their office, each time I knocked they hid behind the door. Since 2014 it has been a legal requirement for letting agents to be a member of one of three government-approved dispute resolution schemes: the Property Redress Scheme, the Property Ombudsman or the Ombudsman Service. ...
Greece desperate for growth strategy as public mood darkens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:54:18 PM
....“We will have to compromise,” Dragasakis admitted. “Even if such demands are totally irrational,” he said, adding that Greece’s real problem was that it was primarily caught up in an ugly dispute between its lenders over what to do with a debt load close to 180% of GDP. ...
Violent criminals get off lighter than people late with their water bill image
.... What’s more, a default “conviction” won’t be spent in three months – it will sit there for six years. Experian tells me defaults are rare and that consumers can add a “notice of correction” to their file to dispute it, and “credit providers must take account of it when you apply for credit”. ...
The Crusader: Customer challenges dealer over £11,000 SECOND-HAND motor’s breakdown image
....”. Although Jim said he could not easily see from its site that the dealer belonged to a industry body, it is part of the Scottish Motor Trade Association which offers a non-binding conciliation service to customers in dispute, and an arbitration one, so he does have an option if others he is considering fail. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
....But he ruled that TfL, which argued that the requirements were vital to ensure passenger safety and raise standards, had the right to impose the test. While Uber lost the legal battle over English requirements, it won on two separate disputes over drivers’ insurance and the need for a 24-hour call centre. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
.... . The options include using the WTO's dispute settlement system - a kind of judicial procedure. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
....Corré initially stayed with the company as creative director but left in 2009 and later sold his remaining shares. He was involved in a legal dispute with 3i before it sold the business to Ashley. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Canada and Australia could be the unanticipated beneficiaries from Brexit in the competition for international students, entrepreneur and university leader Lord Bilimoria has said. The Indian-born chancellor of the University of Birmingham said an "anti-immigrant" backlash from the Brexit referendum and disputes over student visas could see UK universities losing overseas students. ...
Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:04:25 PM
....”. Brown claimed that, despite the fact that GTR was still officially in dispute with theAslef drivers’ union – whose members have rejected an agreement struck by GTR with union leaders – and the RMT union, the service was much improved. ...
Go-Ahead profits hit by Southern strikes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
....Go-Ahead, which owns 65% of Southern's operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said half-year profits from its rail business had fallen 35%. GTR has been in dispute with unions over driver-only operated trains, leading to a series of strikes. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
.... Sports Direct and Argos are among the firms that have admitted not paying staff for time spent on checks. The government advertising campaign will focus on some of these examples and encourage employees to check their pay and contact the employment disputes service, Acas, if they are not getting the minimum wage. ...
HMRC criticised over film industry tax avoidance probes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:46:36 AM
....". Some investors in film schemes have been hit with Accelerated Payment Notices, which give taxpayers 90 days to pay the disputed amount of tax. ...
BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:30:11 PM
. British Airways cabin crew will stage a fresh seven-day strike from 3 March in their dispute over pay, the Unite union has said. ...
Rate debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:58:04 AM
.... Employees will still earn more than on weekdays. The Australian Council of Trade Unions said the take-home pay of nearly one million workers would be cut by up to A$6,000 a year, but that figure was disputed by some business advocates. ...
How ignoring a ‘scam’ penalty notice cost us £300 in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:00:25 AM
.... It won’t go away. If you dispute it you must lodge a formal appeal within 28 days from receiving the notice and supply any evidence which, in your case, would have been a photo of your car. ...
Australia Post's chief executive Ahmed Fahour resigns after pay row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:05:42 AM
. The chief executive of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, has quit after a dispute with the Turnbull government about his $5. ...
Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
....But while the bailout chiefs are poised to agree on a route map, the journey for the Greek people seems no less long and arduous. The crux of the dispute between the IMF and EU is a European demand for Greece to maintain a budget surplus of 3. ...
Greece standoff over €86bn bailout eases after Brussels deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:44:42 PM
....His government agreed at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday to talks on big economic reforms in exchange for progress on releasing the next instalment of bailout funds. In return, Europe signalled a winding back of austerity measures for the struggling nation, in a move that could end a dispute between EU creditors and the International Monetary Fund over how to deal with Greece. ...
World's largest sailing yacht impounded in Gibraltar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 05:29:18 PM
....”. “In the volatile world of shipping, particularly in the recent economic downturn, disputes and defaults are an unfortunate fact of life,” the Gibraltar Port Authority says on its website. ...
‘From bad to worse’: Greece hurtles towards a final reckoning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:05:16 AM
.... On Friday, EU officials announced that the deadline had been all but missed because there had been little convergence between the two sides. With the Netherlands holding general elections next month, and France and Germany also heading to the polls in May and September, fears of the dispute becoming increasingly politicised have added to its complexity. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
. Southern rail drivers have rejected a deal negotiated between the Aslef union and their employer, reigniting a long-running dispute that has frequently stranded hundreds of thousands of commuters. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....Other customers told the Guardian they have received no response from Viagogo. The website has emerged as the most controversial firm in the hotly disputed secondary ticketing market, which campaigners say helps touts rip off fans. ...
Equifax mistake with my credit score nearly lost me a mortgage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:00:36 AM
.... If it is a company that records inaccurate information, only that company can amend it. If it refuses, all you can do is attach a brief statement explaining why you dispute it. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....But BEIS immediately came under fire from the Green party for failing to publish a report that warned in December 2015 that gig economy workers were at risk of exploitation. A string of labour disputes have since arisen as staff from firms such as Uber, Deliveroo and CitySprint have fought to have their status upgraded to that of workers or employees. ...
Arriva Rail North staff to consider strike action over role of train guards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:08:43 PM
....Disputes over the role of train guards are set to spread to another rail company after a new strike ballot was announced. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it was in dispute with Arriva Rail North, which runs the Northern franchise, and its members will vote on whether to take action. ...
Candy brothers accused of blackmail and extortion in high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:40:18 AM
....Christian and Nick Candy, best known as the creators of the luxury One Hyde Park apartment complex in Knightsbridge, central London, are embroiled in a bitter and costly battle in which millions has already been spent on private investigators, public relations advisers and a small army of solicitors and QCs. Holyoake, a university friend of Nick Candy, is suing the brothers and their CPC Group property business in a dispute over a £12m loan. ...
Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:20:20 PM
.... Speaking after the agreement had been reached at the TUC talks, the union’s general secretary, Mick Whelan, said it was “no utopia” but had established important principles, including that any operational changes had to have drivers’ consent. He said: “People forget the original dispute was about imposition. ...
British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:58:36 PM
....Low-paid cabin crew at British Airways have begun six days of industrial action, as the airline takes an increasingly hard line on strikes by employees. Members of the mixed fleet at Heathrow were set to walk out for most of this week from Sunday in a dispute over what the union, Unite, describes as poverty pay. ...
The Crusader: A breakdown in communications with True Telecom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:03:00 PM
.... . True Telecom did, as a gesture of goodwill it told Crusader, wipe £118 off David’s bill, incurred while the dispute was being investigated. ...
Voting for Brexit hasn’t saved us from secretive trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....A turbocharged version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could be heading Britain’s way after Theresa May’s Brexit white paper. That’s the upsetting irony for those (and there were a few) who voted to leave the European Union to escape nasty trade deals that involve secret courts to resolve corporate disputes. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
.... In 2011 the trio were discussing sexting and the need for a way to send pictures that disappeared. As with Facebook, the genesis of the idea was disputed, and Brown sued Spiegel and the company. ...
Q&A: what does the Southern rail deal over strikes mean? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:59:54 PM
. Does the deal between Govia Thameslink Railway and Aslef mean the Southern dispute is over?. ...
Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:38:40 PM
. A deal has been agreed between Southern rail and the Aslef union to end their dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains, the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady, has announced. ...
Southern commuters launch legal claim to force government's hand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:04:51 PM
....”. Talks are continuing this week between GTR and Aslef, the train drivers’ union, to resolve the dispute that has intensified problems on Southern. ...
EU will lose out from bad Brexit deal on City, says leaked report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:48:26 AM
....”. It also suggests that the UK would have opposed a commission proposal for a “double taxation dispute resolution mechanism”, whereby companies and individuals would have recourse to a pan-European body if they were being taxed on the same profits by multiple national revenue bodies. ...
Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’ image
.... Homerton was one of those nurseries, opening in 1940 in the grounds of Cambridge University’s Homerton College, where it flourished for more than 20 years before moving to its current site in Holbrook Road. Few dispute the value of nursery schools – they provide high-quality early education, promote inclusion and improve long-term outcomes for children, particularly those from challenging backgrounds. ...

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