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.... The airline said it made no compromises on safety and was structured to manage a normal level of disruption in high season. A spokesman for easyJet said the dispute had been resolved after talks. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 15th of August 2017 02:25:16 PM
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....Davis’s pledge in his Sunday Times article to end the “direct jurisdiction” of the ECJ was interpreted by some lawyers as a softening of the official UK position on withdrawing from the ECJ. Accepting an indirect link would deprive the UK of any legal influence at the Luxembourg court, but might preserve a relationship with the EU’s highest court through a dispute resolution body similar to that operated by the European Free Trade Association (Efta), it was being suggested. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....01% of our workforce are intending to strike in two of our restaurants. “As per the terms of the ballot, the dispute is solely related to our internal grievance procedures. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Tracking shows it was successfully delivered. But, on the same night, I received a message to say that the buyer had opened a dispute case with eBay claiming the item was “not as described” as “NO guitar in case”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In the name of science, I would be interested to see what happened if you took “healthcare” out and instead inserted the category, “likelihood of ending up on a roof terrace at 3am smegged out of your bagglebox on carton wine while some joker tries to put Despacito on a portable speaker”. Few will dispute the civil war strife that lands Tripoli and Damascus at the bottom of the table. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A pay offer rejected by Aslef members on Southern would have seen drivers earn more than £60,000 for a four-day week, before overtime. McNulty recommended driver-only trains as the default option, paving the way for disputes that look set to spread from Southern around the country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Specify you are claiming under the Montreal Convention which governs airline liability for lost and damaged bags. If the airline refuses to pay, either for delayed flights or missing baggage, complain to whichever approved dispute resolution scheme it’s signed up to. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Davis’s pledge in his Sunday Times article to end the “direct jurisdiction” of the ECJ was interpreted by some lawyers as a softening of the official UK position on withdrawing from the ECJ. Accepting an indirect link would deprive the UK of any legal influence at the Luxembourg court, but might preserve a relationship with the EU’s highest court through a dispute resolution body similar to that operated by the European Free Trade Association (Efta), it was being suggested. ...
I lost £1,165 to eBay fraudster when selling my electric guitar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 05:59:35 AM
....Tracking shows it was successfully delivered. But, on the same night, I received a message to say that the buyer had opened a dispute case with eBay claiming the item was “not as described” as “NO guitar in case”. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
.... A pay offer rejected by Aslef members on Southern would have seen drivers earn more than £60,000 for a four-day week, before overtime. McNulty recommended driver-only trains as the default option, paving the way for disputes that look set to spread from Southern around the country. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... Specify you are claiming under the Montreal Convention which governs airline liability for lost and damaged bags. If the airline refuses to pay, either for delayed flights or missing baggage, complain to whichever approved dispute resolution scheme it’s signed up to. ...
McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 10:18:12 PM
....01% of our workforce are intending to strike in two of our restaurants. “As per the terms of the ballot, the dispute is solely related to our internal grievance procedures. ...
Why the ‘best cities to live in’ list rewards the safe and the clean image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:49:59 PM
.... In the name of science, I would be interested to see what happened if you took “healthcare” out and instead inserted the category, “likelihood of ending up on a roof terrace at 3am smegged out of your bagglebox on carton wine while some joker tries to put Despacito on a portable speaker”. Few will dispute the civil war strife that lands Tripoli and Damascus at the bottom of the table. ...
French pilots claim easyJet is risking safety by scheduling too many flights image
.... The airline said it made no compromises on safety and was structured to manage a normal level of disruption in high season. A spokesman for easyJet said the dispute had been resolved after talks. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
. Uber will allow UK users to leave a tip and will also charge passengers for keeping cabs waiting, as it attempts to take the sting out of a long-running dispute with drivers over labour rights. ...
Monsanto sold banned chemicals for years despite known health risks, archives reveal image
.... The European commission aims to complete a competition probe into the merger by 22 August, amid signs of public unease in Europe and the US. Monsanto’s vice president of global strategy, Scott Partridge, did not dispute the authenticity of the documents revealed in the online cache but denied any impropriety. ...
Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
.... Their mistakes have cost me 3 days away!!. The problems follow a series of IT issues and an industrial dispute that have hit the airline this year. ...
UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 09:56:22 PM
.... Missouri senator Claire McCaskill summarised the audit’s major findings in a letter to the US defence secretary, Jim Mattis, which she released on Wednesday. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the homeland security and governmental affairs committee, is demanding to know which Defence Department office was responsible for overseeing the work, what steps are being taken to recover the millions of dollars in disputed payments and whether the US government has considered prohibiting NCC from receiving federal contracts in future. ...
Buy-to-let landlords: Five top tips that could save you THOUSANDS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 08:30:00 AM
.... You would be surprised how many landlords buy residential home insurance. Buy-to-let lenders will insist that you have buildings insurance to cover bricks and mortar, but a comprehensive landlord insurance policy will also give you cover for contents, liability insurance in case of legal disputes with tenants and loss of rent insurance. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
. British Airways cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks in August, including over the bank holiday weekend, in a long-running dispute over pay and staff sanctions. ...
Angry at British Gas price hike? Save your fury for the government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:12:54 PM
.... They’ll find something. If the government was truly serious about being radical, it would have disputed one or both of Centrica’s justifications for its price hike. ...
Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:33:52 PM
....Qatar has filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, Qatar’s WTO representative Ali Alwaleed al-Thani has told Reuters. By formally “requesting consultations” with the three countries, the first step in a trade dispute, Qatar triggered a 60-day deadline for them to settle the complaint or face litigation at the WTO and potential retaliatory trade sanctions. ...
Bank of England staff to strike for first time in 50 years after talks fail image
....The first strike by Bank of England workers in more than 50 years is to go ahead from Tuesday after last-ditch talks broke down. Members of Unite working in departments including maintenance and security will walk out for three days in a dispute over pay. ...
Last-minute talks bid to halt first Bank of England strike in 50 years image
....There has never been a strike at the Bank’s headquarters, with the last industrial action affecting the central bank taking place at its printing plant in Essex in the late 1960s. The Unite union said the dispute was caused by the imposition of a 1% increase in the pay pot for the year from March. ...
Guide to protecting your valuables image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Always keep original receipts or valuation documents for pricey belongings, he adds. “Take multiple photographs of your most valuable items so you can prove possession if your insurer disputes a claim. ...
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Student Loans Company criticised over 'penalty interest' on funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 07:40:24 AM
....”. The SLC subsequently disputed their own £8m figure – releasedfollowing a freedom of information request – labelling it “factually incorrect”, because some of the interest would have been paid regardless of whether the non-compliance rate was applied. ...
France nationalises strategic shipyard to thwart Italian ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 12:12:15 PM
....Although Macron has sought to liberalise swaths of the economy, he also has been involved in the French state’s tradition of intervention in business: as a former economy minister he forced through a shareholder vote to allow more state control of Renault. The industrial dispute follows a separate diplomatic row between France and Italy over Macron’s attempts to broker a peace deal in Libya, as well as the handling of the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean. ...
How a father's tragedy moved the Teamsters to fight an opioid distributor image
....“The recent efforts by the Teamsters labor union do little to address the root causes of the opioid epidemic. Nor can these attack efforts be disentangled from the labour contract dispute the Teamsters have been engaged in at one of our company’s facilities,” it said. ...
The UK’s Brexit negotiators are powered by little more than hope image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 04:00:42 PM
....The view from the Brexit trenches can be summed up in the recent Spectator article headed “Ignore the doom-mongers, and the EU’s attempts to embarrass Britain – a good deal is looking likelier than ever”. This is the cake-and-eat-it deal that secures full access to the single market, without making any concessions on the free movement of labour or the power of the European court of justice over disputes involving UK citizens and businesses. ...
UK court blocks £14bn class action case against MasterCard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 10:39:18 PM
....It alleged these fees were a significant cost for retailers and were passed on through increased prices of goods and services to all UK consumers, including those who paid in cash and not just MasterCard holders. London-based Walter Merricks, a lawyer who once led the Financial Ombudsman Service group that handles consumer disputes with banks and who is the representative named on the proposed action, said he was considering an appeal with his advisers. ...
Mike Ashley brushes off 60% dive in profits as shares in Sports Direct rise image
.... All this while the weak pound is increasing costs, and the British consumer is facing rising inflation and weak wage growth – not a pretty combination for the price-sensitive shoppers who turn to Sports Direct for a bargain,” Khalaf warned. Ashley’s “unorthodox” business practices have come under scrutiny during a recent high court hearing in a dispute between Ashley and a former colleague. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike into August holiday peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:25:45 PM
....Unite believes the extended action will soon leave BA unable to fill holes in rosters as non-striking crew – including some drafted in from other departments – reach a legal maximum on flying hours. The dispute started over pay for cabin crew, which starts at £12,100 in basic salary, but is pushed above £21,000 with bonuses and allowances, according to BA – a figure disputed by Unite, which says many crew members make around £16,000. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:33:16 AM
....Thompson said Nussbaum would help the firm deliver its sustainability agenda. The company posits biomass as a source of low-carbon power, though environmentalists dispute the accounting of the fuel’s emissions. ...
The scandal of big tobacco’s behaviour in the developing world | Letters image
....• We are concerned, if not surprised, to read the Guardian’s exposé of big tobacco’s use of trade measures to threaten African countries into watering down their efforts to promote public health (Report, 12 July). A major problem with trade and investment agreements is their chilling effect on public interest legislation: countries that lack the time or resources to defend themselves against a trade dispute hold back from introducing new measures that are good for the public but threaten corporate profits and could provoke a trade challenge. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... It’s also important everyone checks their own reports at least once a year to help spot and rectify any anomalies before they potentially become a problem. “We mark any disputed entry as ‘unreliable’ while we investigate with the provider and such disputes as resolved on average within 14 days. ...
Poundland delays launch of Twin Peaks chocolate bar amid legal row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:09:27 PM
....It is understood that Poundland still plans to go ahead with selling Twin Peaks, but the launch has been delayed after the company received a legal letter from Toblerone. The companies held talks last week but neither side would comment on any dispute. ...
GWR struggles to process refunds as customer service gets derailed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
....”. • We have a dispute with GWR based on previous articles about forgotten railcards which indicated it is now possible to obtain a refund if a card is forgotten just once. ...
British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 03:00:09 PM
.... It encompasses a significant minority of BA’s cabin crew: the “mixed fleet”, around one-third of the airline’s 16,500 crew, operating both short-haul and long-haul flights. All new recruits join the flexible mixed fleet, set up in 2011 during the last bitter BA industrial dispute, and have poorer terms and conditions than other crew. ...
Could you spot a bogus Airbnb listing among the genuine ones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... He says he feels that the company should employ pop-up boxes to drive home the message that all payments must go through the platform. Any legal dispute would likely have focused on what security measures the site had put in place, and what ID checks it had done on the person who listed the fake website. ...
How can the Southern rail fiasco be solved? Look to John Lewis | David Boyle image
.... Is the reason so many trains are now short and packed to suffocation because Govia’s shadowy owner Go Ahead is desperately trying to claw back losses on the disastrous franchise? And why do cancelled services no longer appear on departure boards?. It is hard not to suspect the worst, given the series of manipulative half-truths around Southern that waft from Whitehall, desperately trying to maintain the pretence that this is just an ordinary industrial dispute. ...
UK public finances face twin threat from Brexit and downturn, says OBR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:07:53 PM
....”. The OBR said the size of the UK’s Brexit divorce bill – currently a matter of dispute between London and Brussels – would have little impact on the public finances. ...
Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’ image
....Aslef announced its drivers would strike on Tuesday 1 August, Wednesday 2 August and Friday 4 August, after rejecting a five-year pay deal. In the parallel dispute about driver-only operation of trains - the main row affecting Southern - the union has taken a total of six days’ strike action, on which days none of the company’s trains ran at all. ...
Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:59:54 AM
.... A report by MPs later accused Ashley of running Sports Direct like a Victorian workhouse. The tycoon, who owns Newcastle United, is also embroiled in a high court dispute, which has heard evidence about his “unorthodox” business practices. ...
Judge says Mike Ashley case is 'a lot more interesting' than others image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:07:26 PM
. A high court judge has joked that the legal dispute over what Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley allegedly said during a drunken night out to a London pub is “a lot more interesting” than most dry business disputes that reach the courts. ...
RBS to pay $5.5bn penalty over US loan misselling scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:55:36 PM
....2bn) to US regulators for misselling toxic mortgage bonds in a “stark reminder” of its behaviour in the run-up to the financial crisis. The penalty from the Federal Housing Finance Agency is one element of a multibillion-pound bill that the 71% taxpayer-owned bank faces to resolve long-running disputes with authorities in the US over the sale of mortgages packaged into bonds more than a decade ago. ...
How Eddie the intern became the likable face of Southern Rail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:31:18 PM
.... Yeah, things aren’t quite like that at Southern. Are they not? The rail firm has been under fire for more than a year over constant delays, cancelled trains and industrial disputes. ...
Gig economy workers on their jobs: 'They do exercise control over us' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:57:45 AM
.... He missed a call from UK Express’s coordinators asking him to report in urgently and was charged a £99 fee. After a lengthy dispute, the driver eventually managed to claim that money back. ...
Indie brewers fight back in bitter row over beer brands' craft credentials image
....”. Camden Town Brewery founder Jasper Cuppaidge has disputed that notion, telling the Guardian that the product could remain unsullied, an autonomous fiefdom within the AB InBev empire. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
.... Physicists resolve their debates by looking at the data, upon which they by and large agree. The data used by economists, however, is much more disputed. ...
Philip Morris cigarettes charged millions after losing plain packaging case against Australia image
....But the court found Australia’s claim was reasonable, rejecting Philip Morris’s arguments. “Taking into account the complexity of issues of domestic and international law relevant in this procedure, particularly for a government team usually not engaged in such disputes, the Tribunal does not consider that any of these costs claimed by the Respondent were unreasonable and should not have been incurred,” it found. ...
The Goldcar golden rule … always take a photo when you return a hire car image
.... But I’d taken a shot from almost the same angle, and there was no scratch. We disputed the damage and sent our photo evidence (complete with time and date stamp). ...
France steps up effort to woo London banks planning Brexit move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 02:05:15 PM
....3% tax on financial transactions. Bankers’ bonuses will no longer be considered when labour courts decide on unfair dismissal compensation under the proposals, easing the cost of labour disputes for French financial institutions. ...
'Battle mood' EU threatens bourbon whiskey in US steel trade row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:17:26 AM
.... Other countries likely to be affected include South Korea and Japan. The dispute adds edge to the dispute under way between diplomats over the wording of the G20 communique on trade. ...
Japan and EU expected to sign trade deal on Thursday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:46:17 AM
....But officials might be looking for divine intervention to overcome the final hurdles. Despite a likely agreement on Thursday, the sensitive subject of a court system to settle investor disputes remains open. ...
Six new things we know about Mike Ashley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 08:12:56 PM
....The shares fell from £3 to less than 35p following the company's stock market launch, as investors became worried about Mr Ashley's unconventional management practices - including the time he played a game of "spoof" with the investment bankers who had organised the float. One of the many times Mr Ashley became extremely animated in court was when asked to describe the moment when he played spoof with an investment banker to settle a dispute over £750,000 of legal fees connected with Sports Direct's flotation. ...
BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:27:57 PM
. British Airways (BA) cabin crew are to stage a further two weeks of strikes, in a long running dispute over pay and benefits. ...
Rangers tax case: supreme court rules in favour of HMRC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:02:13 PM
....The ruling will not hit Rangers FC, already suffering one of the most embarrassing weeks in its history after being dumped out of the Europa League by Luxembourg’s fourth-best team Progrès Niederkorn. This is because the case was brought against RFC2012, the rump entity left over from 2012, when Rangers went bust amid a separate tax dispute that saw its assets transferred to a new entity. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage fresh strikes in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:37:06 PM
. British Airways cabin crew are to stage a fresh round of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay. ...
FTSE 100 lower despite Worldpay share surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:55:15 PM
....Outside the FTSE 100 index, shares in Imagination Technologies rose 9. 4% after the company - which is up for sale and in dispute with Apple, its largest customer - said it had returned to profit. ...
Mike Ashley dismisses £14m claim as 'drink banter' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 01:03:16 PM
....". Mr Justice Leggatt has heard that the dispute between Mr Blue and Mr Ashley relates to a conversation in a London pub called the Horse & Groom in 2013. ...
Bank of England faces first strike in five decades over pay dispute image
. The Bank of England faces the first strike at its Threadneedle Street headquarters in its history after members of the Unite union voted for four days of industrial action in a dispute over pay. ...
Mike Ashley 'vomited into fireplace at pub meeting' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:58:14 PM
....He said the billionaire only paid him £1m. Mr Ashley disputes the claim. ...
Bank of England staff to go on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 12:28:05 PM
....". The union said it was prepared to escalate the dispute if Bank chiefs failed to settle the pay row. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:13:32 PM
.... . Politically, the logic of restrictions on migration may be increasingly hard to dispute. ...
Fixed-odds betting terminal review delayed until autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:11:07 PM
....The government’s decision has been further complicated by the fact that MPs in the Democratic Unionist party, which holds the balance of power in parliament, are in favour of cutting the maximum FOBT stake from £100 to as low as £2. The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is examining the machines amid claims – hotly disputed by bookmakers – that they are highly addictive and make it too easy for problem gamblers to lose thousands of pounds in a matter of hours. ...
Soft Brexit is the only sane option. This is no time for partisan politics | Simon Jenkins image
.... As the tide of Jeremy Corbyn’s glory recedes, the familiar rubble of Labour disunity once again litters the beach, notably in the rebellious person of Chuka Umunna. The cause appears to be an angels-on-a-pinhead dispute among Labour soft Brexiters, between those who want to stay in the single market and those who want to leave but keep the benefits. ...
EU appeals WTO decision in Boeing dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 07:35:07 PM
....The European Union (EU) has appealed against a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in favour of the US over its state aid for Boeing. Earlier this month a WTO dispute panel found the US had dealt with all but one of the instances of illegal subsidies to the aerospace giant. ...
Southern rail crisis: Grayling given two weeks to make ruling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:29:06 PM
.... Ultimately, the buck stops with the government. Tory ministers, who designed and awarded the franchise, have been ducking their responsibility for Southern’s abysmal service and for directing this unnecessary industrial dispute. ...
Southern axes quarter of trains as drivers' overtime ban begins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 10:58:36 PM
.... . Aslef is in dispute with Southern over driver-only-operated trains and the role of train staff. ...
Stagecoach says it has overpaid for East Coast rail contract as profitability plunges image
.... It insisted that 65 new Hitachi trains would arrive on schedule in 2018, but did not comment on stalled infrastructure improvements. The dispute raises the possibility that Stagecoach could end up paying something closer to the £235m that state-owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) did in the final year of a franchise it took on in 2009, when the government seized control from National Express. ...
Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US image
.... The real Shkreli was a con man often undone by his own mouth, they say. The government has cited claims by one of Shkreli’s former employees that Shkreli harassed his family in a dispute over shares of stock. ...
Tenant fees ARE a rip-off, says letting agent that welcomes ban  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 02:47:00 PM
....“On average, rent costs will go up by £103 per tenant, per year, ultimately meaning tenants who move more frequently will reap savings on their overall costs but longer term tenants, who are usually lower income families, will see a loss as their rents rise year-on-year. ”But lettings agency OpenRent has disputed the claims. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
.... What should’ve been a 15-hour journey ended up taking the newlyweds more than two days, their wedding night spent on an airport bench thanks to a barrage of mishaps and errors. The saga that unfolded highlights the inadequacy of consumer redress available when airlines dispute legal responsibilities. ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....So what’s the best advice? In terms of insurance, complain to the Financial Ombudsman Service. As for whether BA should be coughing up, this should be taken up with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), which runs an independent dispute resolution service that handles passenger complaints about BA, easyJet, Thomas Cook and Thomson. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
.... Imagination wants evidence that its patents won’t be infringed if Apple tries to design its own graphics architecture. The dispute continues unhappily. ...
Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
....A government attempt to extend the contracts of municipal refuse collectors has been ruled unconstitutional, and government officials have said they are seeking an alternative solution. As the dispute continues, authorities in Athens and other major cities have asked people to keep their refuse at home. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....He considered whether the franchise should be stripped from GTR but said it could further delay Thameslink improvements. In a phrase that lays bare the involvement of ministers, often officially denied, in the battle between unions and GTR, Gibb wrote: “Whilst you are already determining the strategic direction of this dispute, the introduction of a state-owned and governed operator would mean that every aspect of the dispute would fall under the direction of the secretary of state. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
. Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. ...
A guide to tenants' housing rights around safety and repairs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:19:30 AM
....You might consider going to court if you are unhappy with decisions around your housing. The alternative dispute resolution route provides an option to resolve the issues without having to go to that far. ...
UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:07:12 PM
....Staff told us some payments were made after the Guardian’s inquiries. Rafet said he had been paid most of the disputed money after our contact with the company, while Amato also received some but was still in dispute over holiday pay. ...
BA cabin crew call two-week strike in July over pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:51:16 PM
. Cabin crew at British Airways are to strike for two weeks in July, in the longest walkout to date in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay. ...
Greek bailout funds on the cards as creditors narrow differences image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 05:25:49 PM
. Greece is on track to receive vital bailout funds, after its international creditors narrowed their differences in a long-running dispute about the country’s vast debt mountain. ...
BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
....BAE said it was unable to comment on specific contracts “due to the strict national security and confidentiality regulations we operate under”. The manufacturer disputed some of the BBC’s claims without specifying which ones. ...
Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
....The 27-year-old singer grabbed headlines with her romance with actor Tom Hiddleston and feuds with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, and pop foe Katy Perry. She also went through a high-profile split from DJ Calvin Harris and was later involved in a dispute with him around her involvement in his chart-topping track This Is What You Came For. ...
Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:05:44 PM
....He said Labour and the Liberal Democrats would crack down on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which make up more than half of bookmakers’ revenues. Both parties pledged in their manifestos to reduce the maximum stake from £100 to £2 over allegations, disputed by the bookmaking industry, that the machines are particularly addictive. ...
British Airways cabin crew suspend four-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 11:40:18 AM
....British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. ...

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