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....Tesla’s manufacturing practices appear to have been most dangerous in its earliest years of operations. The company does not dispute that its recordable incident rate (TRIR), an official measure of injuries and illnesses that is reported to workplace safety regulators, was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ministers have claimed that all the public money used to buy Lloyds shares has been returned. However, the true cost is disputed, with some critics claiming the lost interest has not been taken into account. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. The four-fingered battle is not the only protracted legal disputes between the two confectioners. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said new measures were recently introduced for passengers who were finding extracting compensation from airlines difficult. "Last year we introduced alternative dispute resolution to the aviation industry so passengers, who have been unable to resolve a complaint with an airline, can get an independent decision that the airline must abide by," they said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....RMT members at Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Northern (Arriva Rail North) will walk out on 30 May. The 24-hour strike is the latest in a bitter dispute over staffing and plans to introduce new driver-operated-only (DOO) trains. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Much commercial arbitration is shrouded in secrecy - and critics demand transparency. There is strong opposition to the system for settling disputes between investors and governments, called Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Under the experimental scheme, a seller can ask eBay to intervene before issuing a refund if a buyer returns a damaged or substitute item. Ordinarily, they have a week to resolve the dispute before having to part with their money, but an unscrupulous buyer can ignore contact and open a claim directly with eBay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Big tobacco firms have failed in successive attempts to overturn countries’ laws on plain packaging. Philip Morris lost a landmark case against the government of Uruguay, while an attempt to overturn Australia’s plain packaging law via a World Trade Organisation dispute also failed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 19th of May 2017 09:29:33 AM
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....”. He admits there might be some merit in BHP selling its petroleum business, adding that the dispute could ultimately work in shareholders’ favour, even if BHP makes no major concessions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The union argues that Uber’s current business model in London necessitates drivers working excessive hours “to the detriment of the health and safety of Uber drivers in London and of other road users”. The dispute over the terms of Uber’s licence is due to be settled via arbitration, and the GMB said if this route was chosen the company’s licence should be renewed for only a six-month period in order to allow the matter to be resolved. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Unite members were set to stage three walkouts later this month in a dispute over the closure of a final-salary pension scheme. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The respite from severe disruption for Southern rail passengers looks to be over, with train drivers refusing to work overtime from the end of May. Drivers’ union Aslef announced the ban on Wednesday morning, a day after talks broke down with the Southern operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), in the long-running dispute over driver-only trains. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the Conservatives in the 1980s and 90s, and by the more recent coalition government. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell brushed aside concerns that it would be a step back to an era when nationalised industries were characterised by lack of investment, labour disputes and poor services. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Cineworld has agreed to meet union representatives to try to resolve a long-running dispute over pay and conditions at its Picturehouse chain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....John Lewis, however, has denied all knowledge of it. I have filled in dispute forms and even pointed out that in December I was forced to change my card because of fraudulent activity. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
....Under the experimental scheme, a seller can ask eBay to intervene before issuing a refund if a buyer returns a damaged or substitute item. Ordinarily, they have a week to resolve the dispute before having to part with their money, but an unscrupulous buyer can ignore contact and open a claim directly with eBay. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the Conservatives in the 1980s and 90s, and by the more recent coalition government. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell brushed aside concerns that it would be a step back to an era when nationalised industries were characterised by lack of investment, labour disputes and poor services. ...
The UK's most delayed airlines revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:58:03 PM
....A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said new measures were recently introduced for passengers who were finding extracting compensation from airlines difficult. "Last year we introduced alternative dispute resolution to the aviation industry so passengers, who have been unable to resolve a complaint with an airline, can get an independent decision that the airline must abide by," they said. ...
Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules image
....Big tobacco firms have failed in successive attempts to overturn countries’ laws on plain packaging. Philip Morris lost a landmark case against the government of Uruguay, while an attempt to overturn Australia’s plain packaging law via a World Trade Organisation dispute also failed. ...
Cineworld bosses to meet union over living wage dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:09:01 AM
. Cineworld has agreed to meet union representatives to try to resolve a long-running dispute over pay and conditions at its Picturehouse chain. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....Tesla’s manufacturing practices appear to have been most dangerous in its earliest years of operations. The company does not dispute that its recordable incident rate (TRIR), an official measure of injuries and illnesses that is reported to workplace safety regulators, was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016. ...
Unite suspends planned BMW strikes after new offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:06:09 PM
.... . Unite members were set to stage three walkouts later this month in a dispute over the closure of a final-salary pension scheme. ...
Southern rail users face fresh misery as drivers resume overtime ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:23:28 AM
....The respite from severe disruption for Southern rail passengers looks to be over, with train drivers refusing to work overtime from the end of May. Drivers’ union Aslef announced the ban on Wednesday morning, a day after talks broke down with the Southern operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), in the long-running dispute over driver-only trains. ...
KitKat foiled again in attempt to trademark four-fingered bar's shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:31:17 AM
....”. The four-fingered battle is not the only protracted legal disputes between the two confectioners. ...
Dear John Lewis, all I want is my £155 refund … refunded image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:00:01 AM
....John Lewis, however, has denied all knowledge of it. I have filled in dispute forms and even pointed out that in December I was forced to change my card because of fraudulent activity. ...
Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:54:38 PM
....Ministers have claimed that all the public money used to buy Lloyds shares has been returned. However, the true cost is disputed, with some critics claiming the lost interest has not been taken into account. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
....The union argues that Uber’s current business model in London necessitates drivers working excessive hours “to the detriment of the health and safety of Uber drivers in London and of other road users”. The dispute over the terms of Uber’s licence is due to be settled via arbitration, and the GMB said if this route was chosen the company’s licence should be renewed for only a six-month period in order to allow the matter to be resolved. ...
Fresh rail strikes announced for 30 May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:31:56 PM
....RMT members at Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Northern (Arriva Rail North) will walk out on 30 May. The 24-hour strike is the latest in a bitter dispute over staffing and plans to introduce new driver-operated-only (DOO) trains. ...
EU countries to decide on Singapore trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:52:08 AM
....Much commercial arbitration is shrouded in secrecy - and critics demand transparency. There is strong opposition to the system for settling disputes between investors and governments, called Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
.... In the absence of demonstrating real progress when it comes to reducing environmental impact, she says, providing innovative sustainable suppliers with support is “great PR for a company”. Ikea disputes such criticism of its latest investment. ...
Australian cricketers could strike over contract dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 08:21:57 AM
. Australian cricketers are "prepared to strike" if a contract dispute is not resolved, which could have an impact on the Ashes at the end of the year. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
.... “Diageo does not believe that it falls within the scope of the new diverted profits tax regime,” it said in a statement. The dispute relates to profits that have been moved between the UK and the Netherlands, where Diageo employs 220 people. ...
Diageo told to pay £107m in extra tax in profits row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:49:21 PM
....The company does not expect the situation to have an effect on its tax for the current financial year to June, and expects the rate to be 21%. The dispute centres on profits that have been moved between the UK and the Netherlands. ...
CRUSADER: Credit card justice for stranded HOLIDAY-MAKERS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:48:00 PM
.... It was a system glitch at the payment process end that had both given and then taken away from Michael, who had qualified under the rules all along. NewDay had raised the dispute for him with Mastercard. ...
Why the global markets are ignoring the global turmoil | Nouriel Roubini image
....In Asia, US or North Korean brinkmanship could precipitate a military conflict on the Korean peninsula. And China is continuing to engage in – and in some cases escalate – its territorial disputes with regional neighbours. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
....Some experts think the market’s links to EU institutions may mean an exit is inevitable. “The government has not announced plans to leave the ETS, although disputes are handled by the European court of justice, which may be a red line,” said the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit thinktank. ...
Société Générale to pay £815m to settle Libyan lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 01:57:33 PM
....The French bank Société Générale is to pay €963m (£815m) to settle a legal battle with the Libyan investment fund that dates back to the Gaddafi regime. A joint statement on Thursday announced the settlement just as the long-running dispute was due to be heard in a London court, where the Libyan Investment Authority was accusing SocGen of a “fraudulent and corrupt scheme” involving five trades that took place between 2007 and 2009. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....The ABB has said there is no evidence to suggest that FOBTs fuel problem gambling and argues that thousands of jobs would be lost, as well as millions of pounds due to the Treasury, if they are reined in. The dispute has led to accusations from addiction campaigners that the two sides of the industry are waging a propaganda war that is sidelining the needs of problem gamblers. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....Hermes had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. The growth of the gig economy has given rise to a series of legal disputes between workers and companies that seek to keep costs down by classifying them as something other than full employees. ...
How to resolve the FIVE most common property disputes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:05:00 AM
....The Rights of Light Act 1959 states that if a property has received daylight for the last 20 years, you may be entitled to continue receiving that light. If so, present your neighbour with this information before worsening the dispute by attacking the tree, which could trigger a liability claim. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
.... But the details of that supposed interference are sketchy and, in any case, the investment didn’t happen. Staley should probably have kept out altogether, and not exposed himself to any appearance of taking sides in other people’s commercial dispute. ...
Barclays chief clashes with private equity firm over family dispute image
. Barclays boss Jes Staley has incurred the wrath of one of the bank’s most powerful clients, private equity giant KKR, after backing his brother-in-law in a legal dispute with the buyout house. ...
Hundreds of IT contractors left unpaid as payroll company ceases trading image
....Plutus Payroll covers thousands of contractors, many of whom worked in IT in Canberra, and has operated for more than two years. It suspended trading this week owing to what it described as a “commercial dispute”, putting the pay of some of its customers in jeopardy. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. Whole Foods has long been the butt of jokes for its prices – although it disputes it is more expensive than it rivals – and its bougie products. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. Defending itself, Nomx disputed the way the tests were done on its gadget. ...
Taylor Wimpey apologises in leasehold dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:45:30 AM
. Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK's biggest housebuilders, has set aside £130m and apologised to home buyers in a dispute over sharply rising fees. ...
Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:40:25 AM
....On Tuesday, the US lost a trade battle with the other Nafta signatory. The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico could impose more than $160m (£125m) annually in sanctions against the US on commerce in tuna, capping a dispute dating back to 2008. ...
CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:14:03 PM
. Business leaders will warn on Thursday that disputes over an EU divorce settlement worth “tens of billions of euros” risk jeopardising hundreds of billions worth of trade every year if they lead Brexit talks to collapse. ...
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:47:50 PM
....Vienna prosecutors have named Airbus chief executive Tom Enders as one of the targets of a fraud investigation. The dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1. ...
Trump 'considering draft order to scrap Nafta' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:10:08 PM
....On Tuesday, the US lost a trade battle with the other Nafta signatory. The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico could impose more than $160m (£125m) annually in sanctions against the US on commerce in tuna, capping a dispute dating to 2008. ...
Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:29:49 PM
.... . This is just the latest volley in the long-running lumber trade dispute between the two countries. ...
Can Donald Trump better renegotiate Nafta? Yes, by bringing back TPP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:44:58 AM
....Likewise, negotiators could boost environmental protections, such as measures to safeguard the oceans and provisions for enforcing bans on illegal logging and trade in endangered species. These additional protections could be backed up by a dispute-settlement process and threats of trade penalties that are as credible as those underpinning the resolution of ordinary mercantile disputes. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response. The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
.... Other companies did not return emails and calls for comment. A spokesman for the chamber disputed the companies that had left and their reasons for leaving but she declined to confirm which companies had stayed. ...
Packing a punch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:58:24 AM
....In recent weeks the firm has been making headlines again. A dispute with the head of aluminium parts maker Arconic led to the ousting of Arconic chief executive Klaus Kleinfeld. ...
Protectionism is rising the world over. Our best defense is fighting inequality | Wally Adeyemo image
.... A multilateral approach to addressing imbalances will be far more effective and less draconian than any unilateral or regional solution. And additional reforms to the international trading system are needed, including faster resolution of disputes between countries, increased transparency, and improved technical assistance to developing countries. ...
Reactor goes here ... the £18bn Hinkley Point C starts to take shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:05:27 PM
....While the construction workers preparing the site now are paid about £45,000 on average, not all are happy. Unions raised the threat of delays amid a dispute over bonuses between unions and EDF’s main civil contractor, the French-British consortium Bylor. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....In January China criticised “extreme” tariffs on its exports and said it had already been hit with a record number of retaliatory trade measures from rival economies and trading blocs in 2016. “Trade disputes are becoming increasingly politicised, measures are increasingly extreme and final tariff rates are relatively high,” said ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen. ...
iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:06 AM
....". This is not the first time iRobot has gone to the courts over an intellectual property dispute. ...
REVEALED: Most common financial scams to avoid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....NatWest warns that these scams usually happen on online auctions and marketplaces. In order for customers to protect themselves, they should check the item description carefully and read the website's dispute resolution policy before buying. ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
.... Yet analysts at Jefferies fear that cutting back on other content such as films could reduce Netflix's overall appeal. Will it be affected by the Hollywood writers dispute?. ...
TUC chief calls for changes to post-Brexit trade dispute court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:09:48 PM
....A post-Brexit trade deal should be governed by a new court system that is fairer to workers, the TUC’s general secretary has said. Frances O’Grady said Britain and the EU had a chance to take a different approach to arbitration courts that make judgments on trade disputes. ...
Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
Tesco sorry for Good Friday beer advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:19:43 PM
.... Some choose to mark the day by fasting, which can include abstaining from eating meat or drinking alcohol. There is some dispute about why it is called "good", with some suggesting the day is "good" in that it is holy, and others that the phrase is a corruption of "God's Friday". ...
Uber allegedly used secret program to undermine rival Lyft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
.... It is currently in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation prompted by a blogpost from a former employee, even while it continues to fight regulators when it expands into new cities and services. And ticking under its entire business model is a long-running dispute about the nature of its relationship with its own drivers: whether they are considered employees, contractors, or workers has enormous implications for how long its disruptive model can last in the real world. ...
Strikes announced on Virgin Trains East Coast and Arriva Rail North image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:53:49 AM
....”. RMT members on Arriva Rail North will walk out on Friday 28 April after talks failed to break the deadlocked dispute. ...
Virgin East Coast and Arriva Northern train staff to strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:10:19 AM
....The RMT wanted "explicit clarification" on the future role of guards, it said. The union is also in a long-running dispute with Southern and Merseyrail over staffing and the same issue of who opens and closes train doors. ...
Trump is reckless – but he knows he can't afford to antagonise China | Barry Eichengreen image
....The US has some legitimate economic grievances against China – for example, over its treatment of American intellectual property and US beef and grain exports. But the appropriate venue for adjudicating such disputes is the World Trade Organisation. ...
Shell admits dealing with money launderer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:36:26 PM
....Documents filed by the Italian prosecutors claim that $466m of that sum was then laundered through bureau de change and passed on to the then president, Goodluck Jonathan, and members of his government. When questioned in the past, Shell has claimed that it only paid money to the Nigerian government, which took the form of a sum to settle the long-running legal dispute which had raged over the ownership of OPL 245. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... If they are suffering, why shouldn’t executives suffer with them? Of course, there is more to this than Southern’s management of the franchise. An acrimonious and complex labour dispute over driver-only trains has weighed heavily on Southern. ...
The Crusader: Trader falls victim to debt collector trying to get back money owed image
....  . They must follow rules about how they operate and behave, including when and how they contact debtors, how they deal with disputes and how they deal with payments. ...
Fujitsu UK staff in fresh strike action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:53:50 AM
. Staff at Japanese electronics firm Fujitsu are to take further strike action in the UK as part of a dispute over cuts to jobs and pensions. ...
Southern rail boss paid £495,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 10:09:03 AM
....Horton’s pay remained broadly flat despite a year of misery for 300,000 passengers on the Southern network, which was ranked the worst in Britain last summer. Nearly a third of its trains were late in 2016 as it wrestled with a prolonged labour dispute that descended into ongoing strike action, as unions battled planned changes to the role of conductors. ...
Parents forking out thousands of pounds after children leave the nest image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Nationwide's head of savings Tom Riley said: “The significant financial impact of having children is undisputed, but our research shows that parents go on financially supporting their children well into adulthood. ...
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false image
.... In August, the social network site became embroiled in a fake news storm after sacking editorial staff controlling its trending topics news feed, replacing it with an algorithm that began promoting fake news. Facebook recently began trialling a third-party fact-checking tool that flags stories shared on the social media site as “disputed” by named fact checkers, including Snopes. ...
Laura Ashley boss to pay ex-wife divorce settlement of £64m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:24:29 PM
....Chai and Khoo married in 1970 and had five children together before splitting in 2012. Since separating, they have spent more than £6m between them on lawyers to fight their financial dispute. ...
Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:22:55 AM
....It has alleged that more than 20 models of Samsung's phones and tablets make use of its technologies without permission. Samsung countersued in July over six alleged infringed patents, saying it had attempted to resolve the dispute "amicably". ...
Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 09:31:39 AM
....In a unanimous decision, the justices upheld a fine imposed on a father for taking his daughter out of school for an unauthorised seven-day break in April 2015. Teachers and parents across the UK have watched the dispute between Jon Platt and his local education authority, Isle of Wight council, carefully. ...
Why can't Indians gain possession of the homes they own? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:12:28 PM
.... . Construction is often held up by delays in government approvals, and disputes over land ownership, and developers struggle to stay afloat as a result. ...
BMW strikes set to disrupt Mini and Rolls-Royce production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:39 AM
. Workers at BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are to hold a series of 24-hour strikes at factories across the UK in a dispute about pensions. ...
Toshiba forced to buy 40% of UK's NuGen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:16:02 PM
.... . But 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. ...
Southern rail: Aslef members reject latest proposed deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:18:58 PM
. Members of the Aslef union have rejected a deal aimed at ending the long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains on Southern railway. ...
Train drivers reject deal to end Southern rail dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 01:54:15 PM
. Members of the Aslef union have rejected a deal aimed at ending a long-running dispute about driver-only trains on Southern rail. ...
BP's sale of key pipeline to billionaire is bad for UK, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:48:55 AM
....Unite added that it had “serious concerns” about the livelihoods, pensions and employment conditions of 300 people employed by BP on the Forties Pipeline System. The union had previously fought a bitter battle with Ratcliffe, afterIneos threatened to close the huge Grangemouth refinery altogether in 2013 during a bad-tempered cost-cutting dispute. ...
BP sells Forties North Sea pipeline to Ineos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:37:47 AM
.... . The Unite union, which was involved in two major disputes with Ineos in 2008 and 2013, called for the Scottish and Westminster parliaments to carry out urgent inquiries into the sale. ...
Tory donor Lycamobile in £26m tax dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
. Lycamobile, the international phone call business and a major donor to the Conservative party, is embroiled in a £26m tax dispute with HMRC over VAT. ...
The car-loan boom isn’t the housing bubble. But there still might be a crash image
....Of course, Europe’s biggest airline has form when it comes to courting publicity, and many of its chief executive’s wider views on politics come across as headline-hunting exercises. But the Irish airline has a finely tuned sense for aviation agreements, and an ear for blarney, through its disputes with the European commission and its navigation of local employment and taxation laws. ...
Black market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 11:30:24 PM
.... The change meant smugglers switched to bringing in spirits and wine instead. The Napoleonic wars saw an upsurge in smuggling, but after 1815 with the Royal Navy in undisputed command of the sea, its days were numbered. ...
UK BMW workers back strike over pensions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 03:35:54 PM
. UK workers at BMW have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike in a dispute over pensions, the Unite union has announced. ...

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