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....A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is a fairly new way (introduced in February 2014) of punishing a company for criminal behaviour without the collateral damage of a conviction (for example, sanctions or reputational damage that could put the company out of business and destroy the jobs and investments of innocent people). This potential DPA agreement only covers Tesco Stores and does not address whether liability of any sort applies to the larger international group Tesco plc or any of its employees. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Brussels can also be a convenient excuse. An elderly industrial plant in one of the most expensive cities in the world is not an easy asset to run at half capacity, though Tate & Lyle likes to boast of its continued investment and 850 employees in what is one of the last large manufacturing sites in the capital. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A group of Deliveroo couriers is planning legal action against the food delivery firm to claim better employment rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday. The 20 delivery riders say they are employees and not, as the company argues, self-employed contractors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This overstatement was linked to how it booked payments from suppliers. The agreements between Tesco, the SFO and FCA are not an admittance by the company that it or any of its employees committed a criminal offence. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . The agreement - which still requires approval by the High Court - only covers Tesco Stores and does not address whether liability of any sort applies to the larger international group Tesco PLC or any of its employees. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Sports Direct workers yet to receive back pay they are owed, MPs told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:04 AM
....The payments were to be backdated to May 2012 and could be worth up to £1,000 for some workers, union officials estimated at the time, although they also expressed concern that Transline had been refusing to refund unpaid wages from before it took over contracts from a rival agency, Blue Arrow, in 2014. Turner told MPs on Tuesday: “Transline have refused to pay the backpayment for the non-payment of national minimum wage for the period of employment that employees had before Transline took over the contract. ...
Plumbing firm Wolseley bolsters FTSE image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
.... . The agreement - which still requires approval by the High Court - only covers Tesco Stores and does not address whether liability of any sort applies to the larger international group Tesco PLC or any of its employees. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
.... This overstatement was linked to how it booked payments from suppliers. The agreements between Tesco, the SFO and FCA are not an admittance by the company that it or any of its employees committed a criminal offence. ...
Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
....A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is a fairly new way (introduced in February 2014) of punishing a company for criminal behaviour without the collateral damage of a conviction (for example, sanctions or reputational damage that could put the company out of business and destroy the jobs and investments of innocent people). This potential DPA agreement only covers Tesco Stores and does not address whether liability of any sort applies to the larger international group Tesco plc or any of its employees. ...
Deliveroo riders plan legal action over employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:37:56 PM
....A group of Deliveroo couriers is planning legal action against the food delivery firm to claim better employment rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday. The 20 delivery riders say they are employees and not, as the company argues, self-employed contractors. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
....Brussels can also be a convenient excuse. An elderly industrial plant in one of the most expensive cities in the world is not an easy asset to run at half capacity, though Tate & Lyle likes to boast of its continued investment and 850 employees in what is one of the last large manufacturing sites in the capital. ...
Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:10:59 PM
....In addition to the cost savings, the transaction had the "potential for $1bn in growth synergies", Dow said in a statement. "Longer term, the intended three-way split is expected to unlock even greater value for shareholders and customers and more opportunity for employees as each company will be a leader in attractive segments where global challenges are driving demand for their distinctive offerings," it added. ...
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
....O’Toole said: “We’ll engage with unions through normal machinery but it doesn’t do any good to talk about that now. There are changes all the time across all the business for management and all the employees involved. ...
All systems are no go when it comes to getting my Allsave childcare vouchers image
....EP, Wallington, Surrey. Childcare vouchers are a useful and valuable employee benefit, but as an electronic currency they can be an administrative headache when things go wrong. ...
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Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
.... Under the new system, employers that are too small to pay the levy – around 98% of those in England – will have 90% of the costs of training paid for by the state. Extra support will also be available for employers with fewer than 50 employees who take on 16- to 18-year-old apprentices or young care leavers. ...
United Airlines caught up in leggings row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:32:11 PM
....The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. United said the girls were travelling on a special pass, for employees and their guests, which has a dress code. ...
'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
....I work in HR in the professional services industry, and went back to work before six months, partly due to finance and largely not wanting to be out of "the system" too long. It is very little money to live on compared to what you might be used to, but I would often say to employees who questioned the amount of money and who requested company pay, you are fighting the wrong battle. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....The human and economic cost of Brexit is registered in nationalities and jobs, a list of accents and tasks that we have taken for granted: the Italian chef; the Romanian fruit-picker and the Polish builder. According to industry groups and business owners, it is becoming increasingly hard to attract this kind of employee to Britain because of the collapse in the pound. ...
‘A truly terrible story, and not uncommon’ – our work expert responds image
....I was very wrong. During the whole whistleblowing experience I was bullied, snubbed by management as a disgruntled employee and accused of being a “disrespectful colleague”. ...
Viagogo: who runs it and who owns it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:03:57 PM
....Baker founded Viagogo as a European version of StubHub and moved to London, working out of an expensive apartment in Knightsbridge. One former employee, who worked with him closely, remembers a larger-than-life character: “He’s a very forceful American who says, ‘Let’s go make a billion dollars. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
.... When the Guardian asked the company to respond to questions, we were politely asked to leave. Later, an employee was speaking to our reporter outside the office when a manager appeared, stopped the conversation, and ushered him inside. ...
Pearson boss sees pay boost despite firm's struggles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 04:28:38 PM
.... . "What's difficult to take for employees, former employees and some investors is you can get the kind of performance Pearson has given and the chief executive still gets a pretty hefty pay rise," said Stefan Stern of the High Pay Centre. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....Workers employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination. They are not, however, guaranteed other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave that employees are entitled to. ...
From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 11:13:18 AM
.... Informal employment is on the rise, globally and in the UK. In the age of zero-hour contracts, Uber and TaskRabbit, we are witnessing an informalisation of working conditions for many employees, as the formal economy also wants a slice of the informal pie. ...
Eddie Stobart: Lorry firm targets £550m stock market listing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:41:24 PM
.... . Eddie Stobart was started by entrepreneur Edward Stobart with only eight trucks and 12 employees before he later sold it to his family. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches and cut 470 jobs: Is your local bank shutting? image
. Up to 470 employees stand to lose their job, as NatWest and RBS shut 128 and 30 branches respectively - another 300 staff will moved to different roles as a result of the changes. ...
Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:33 PM
....Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said men should have paternity rights from their first day on the job, saying currently they faced “huge inequality … right from the start”. Most flexible working cases never make it to an employment tribunal, she added, because the compensation was set at a maximum of eight weeks’ pay – a figure that was not worth most employees losing their job for. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....For the last few weeks the company’s private equity owner, Alteri, had been attempting to sell Brantano and another footwear chain, Jones Bootmaker, which it bought along with its sister retailer for about £12m in February 2015. The latter, which has 100 shops and about 800 employees, is also at risk of administration but is talking to potential buyers thought to include private equity firm Endless and footwear groups Kurt Geiger and Pavers. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
.... . The DoJ said: "Thereafter, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the victim companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with [the Asian] company. ...
Number of women working past 70 in UK doubles in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:05:53 PM
....”. The government has already set out its vision for fulfilling working lives, but employers need to embrace flexible working, retraining of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge, Hargreaves Lansdown said. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
....". Judge Sheridan said the company had a "history of non-compliance" and that managers had ignored warnings and "risks identified by employees and others". ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. Indeed, were an employer to deny workers this flexibility we would instead argue that they were employees, as we do in our most recent test case on behalf of in-house couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (for which we are currently crowdfunding). ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....Chiming with research by other groups that suggests the squeeze will accentuate inequality, the trust found more than two-thirds (67%) of FTSE 100 CEOs were paid more than 100 times the average UK salary. It is calling on the government to force large and medium firms to report the pay gap between their highest and average paid employee. ...
The women still working into their 70s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
.... Shoppers had reported big queues at the self-service coffee machines as office workers and students took advantage of the generous deal, which provided a free drink even to those who bought nothing in the shop. The change is the latest example of belt-tightening by the grocer, which is part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. ...
Carney defends Bank of England over Hogg resignation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:22:41 AM
.... . "We have emphasised measures to ensure firms and their employees take responsibility - individually and collectively - for their own conduct," he said. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....The circular does not address electronic flight bags (EFBs), which allow flight crews to display diagrams mapping flight patterns, maps of airports and other digital documentation, usually on an iPad. The lack of specificity leaves airlines in the dark as to whether their employees will be cited or otherwise punished for performing the vital functions of aircraft crew as usual. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
....Oliver started his TV career at the BBC with The Naked Chef in 1999, before defecting to Channel 4 in 2002 to make Jamie’s Kitchen. He blamed lower footfall, the cost of staff training and the higher costs of importing luxury ingredients in a tough market following the EU referendum result for the recent closure of six Jamie’s Italian outlets which affected about 120 employees. ...
Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his image
....A recent video showed Kalanick profanely berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber’s rates. The company also faces allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by a former employee, Susan Fowler. ...
PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
....Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the prime minister to lead the review into the gig economy, said he would be recommending changes to the rights of self-employed workers when his review was published in June. Taylor said his review would highlight the blurring of boundaries between people who are self-employed and therefore get few employment rights and people who are classified as employees, eligible for full rights. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
.... The number of people and companies using the business then slowly started to grow. The business is similar to a regular recruitment agency, in that it maintains an online listing of available jobs, and acts as a mediator between would-be employees and hiring managers. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....While Uber has long had a reputation as an aggressive and unapologetic startup, it has faced multiple controversies over the past several weeks which have put Kalanick’s leadership capabilities and the company’s future into question. A former Uber employee last month published a blogpost describing a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. ...
Rising food costs - what's that got to do with the price of Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:01 AM
.... There is added humour in imagining Wall Street eyebrows arching. Cottrell continues: “[Having high standards] needs employees who are able and ready to exercise professional judgment, processes that align recognition and reward with the firm’s espoused values, and a culture in which mistakes are remedied and learned from, rather than ignored or associated with blame. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... Employment rights need a radical overhaul to reflect modern working practices. It should explore the options recommended by the TUC that include putting the onus on employers rather than employees to prove someone is legitimately self-employed; ensuring that those working flexibly on low-hours contracts get properly remunerated, as happens in Australia and New Zealand; and giving agency workers the right to get paid the same as permanent employees. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....The shift to a 10-four working week is not actually all that radical. It was pursued in Utah for state employees from 2008 to 2011. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....Hyman said he was left to pick up the pieces after the brothers had spent the weekend aboard their yacht in Monaco with their girlfriends, both of whom worked in the business, deciding which staff should be sacked. On another occasion, he said, an employee was fired “on the spot” after disclosing that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. ...
New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pension image
....However, they are also paid by certain groups who are not necessarily self-employed in the UK, in order to gain access to contributory benefits. They include those working abroad, either on a self-employed or employee basis. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....It is Joe himself who greets us at the reception of First Direct's steely grey office block in Leeds. Despite having 2,900 employees in the building, he speaks to both the receptionist and a server in the cafe by name. ...
Average house price at 7.6 times annual salary, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:45:03 PM
....Of the 10 least affordable local authorities, seven were in London. For example, in 1999, an employee in the borough of Camden could expect to pay 7. ...
BP in talks with Ineos over Forties pipeline sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
.... . Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: "Our members at BP will have major concerns about the possibility of becoming employees of Ineos, a company with a clear history of attacking our members' pensions, as well as their terms and conditions, in order to maximise profit. ...
How can I ever work again after the trauma of whistleblowing? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:24:52 AM
....I was very wrong. During the whole whistleblowing experience, I was bullied, snubbed by management as a disgruntled employee and accused of being a “disrespectful colleague”. ...
Homes cost more than seven times income image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:06:40 AM
....The typical property cost 7. 6 times average annual earnings of employees in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
....QInvest bought its stake in Panmure in 2009. Tamim Al-Kawari, its chief executive, said it was "excited about this opportunity to work with Atlas to develop the business, alongside its management team and employees, and to assist it in fulfilling its potential". ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....Earlier this week the chancellor reversed an increase in national insurance on self-employed workers after critics, many on the Tory backbenches, said it was a tax on the gig economy and budding entrepreneurs. The CIPD, however, found that most people it classified as gig economy workers were permanent employees, students or unemployed people taking jobs to top up their incomes and accepting hourly pay rates averaging between £6 and £7. ...
McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:03:48 PM
Letter bomb that exploded at Paris IMF office was sent from Greece image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:48:58 AM
. A letter bomb that was dispatched to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris and blew up on Thursday, injuring the employee who opened it, was sent from Greece, the Greek public order minister has said. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....3m from the government. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said Toyota’s investment demonstrated its faith in employees at the site. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
.... . Business Secretary Greg Clark said Toyota's investment "underlines the company's faith in its employees and will help ensure the plant is well positioned for future Toyota models to be made in the UK". ...
U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:30:48 PM
....". Mr Hammond's Budget announcement would have increased Class 4 NICs from 9% to 10% in April 2018, and to 11% in 2019, to bring it closer to the 12% currently paid by employees. ...
Philip Hammond defends scrapping national insurance rise for the self-employed image
....But at Westminster on Wednesday night some MPs insisted May had ordered her chancellor to drop the plans, fearing that breaking the party’s manifesto pledge to make “no increases in VAT, national insurance contributions or income tax”, would do too much damage to the Conservatives’ reputation. Class 4 NICs, the rate paid by self-employed people, were due to rise from 9% to 10% next April and 11% in 2019, to narrow the gap with employees, and prevent the tax base being eroded as self-employment becomes more widespread. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....In the UK, Inditex refurbished its flagship Bershka store on Oxford Street in London and is currently expanding its Zara store in the capital’s Westfield White City shopping centre. The group has announced plans to hand employees more than €535m in 2017, over and above their ordinary salaries. ...
Sports Direct calls executive pay report 'fake news' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:59:54 AM
....Sports Direct has accused a shareholder lobby group of "fake news" over claims regarding its executive pay ratios. It says a PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants) report wrongly states the firm has a chief executive-to-average-employee pay ratio of 400:1. ...
Public sector workers first to face cut in real pay, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:32:43 AM
.... But since the economy picked up in 2014 and prices flatlined, private sector workers have grabbed the lion’s share of inflation-busting wage rises. Official figures for 2016 showed that full-time employees in the private sector enjoyed an increase of 3. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... It’s important to keep the family feel to the business. ” O’Donovan personally wishes each of her 160 employees happy birthday, for example. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....The new investigations are an escalation of the three-year-old Operation Car Wash. The former Odebrecht employees, including its ex-chief executive Marcelo Odebrecht, signed deals with Brazilian investigators, agreeing to confess to crimes and to identify corrupt officials in exchange for shorter prison sentences. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
.... Alteri is being advised by accountancy firm KPMG. Jones Bootmaker has about 100 shops and 800 employees in the UK. ...
UK government should help companies targeted by foreign bids, says Unilever image
.... Kraft Heinz withdrew the offer after it was firmly rejected by Unilever, amid reports the UK government was concerned about the ramifications of a deal. However, Unilever believes UK takeover rules should be changed to provide more support for the company that is targeted by a foreign bid, for example enabling it to have more time to build a defence against the offer and encouraging directors to consider the interests of other stakeholders – such as employees – rather than just shareholders. ...
Charlotte Hogg’s exit raises tough questions for Bank of England | Nils Pratley image
.... It is not obvious why shareholders’ voices should be the only ones that are heard in takeover situations. Unilever has been around for 100 years and has 165,000 employees. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
....5m. Ms Hogg returned to the Bank of England in 2013 in the newly created role of chief operating officer and was, at that point, the most senior female employee in the institution's 309-year history. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... We have no more Spanish or Italian speakers. The sad part is that overall we have actually increased the number of EU employees, just not in the UK. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
....Workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination, Europe's top court has ruled. But the ban must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to "dress neutrally", said the European Court of Justice (ECJ). ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
.... The company employs around 1,400 people in the Dorset town and 4,057 in the UK as a whole. About a third of those employed in Poole and 20% of its UK employees (782) are not British citizens. ...
Nick Candy denies claim he is jointly in charge of brother's CPC empire image
.... He said he had not threatened to “send the boys round” in a dispute over flights that he paid for but claimed has not been provided. Candy also denied claims, by former C&C employee Clive Hyman, that he sacked a staff member on the spot when he discovered they had multiple sclerosis. ...
Anglo American caps bonus payouts after shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:16:47 PM
....25m from April to recognise his “outstanding performance in 2016, in particular his individual leadership of the business in the year and his pivotal role in driving the group’s growth agenda”. UK employees are receiving rises between zero and 8%. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
.... But since the crisis hit in 2008 it has beome the norm in many low-paid sectors of the economy. In 2014 the government legislated that if a worker is “under the control, direction and supervision” of a construction company they must be deemed an employee, and the company becomes liable for NICs. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
.... . However, it means that employees must work on bank holidays if the store needs them to, or, if they want to take the time off, it must come out of their 28 days of annual leave. ...
Wood Group agrees takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:32:01 AM
....9bn, while pre-tax profit halved to $66m. The company has been shedding staff and last year it cut about 18% of its employees. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....6m. Even if all the restaurant’s 184 employees, excluding two directors, worked the entire year for 45 hours a week on average, and all received £1. ...
Rolls-Royce calls its first staff AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:02:59 PM
.... The embattled retailer Sports Direct last week said it would allow a worker representative to attend its board meetings but was accused by the union Unite of conducting little more than a “PR exercise”. Rolls-Royce workers will have to apply for a place to attend the employee AGM, which seems likely to take place in the same venue as its shareholder meeting in Pride Park, home of Derby County football team. ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
....A spokesman for consumer group Which? says parents can ask for part-time or flexible hours and their employer has a duty to consider (although no obligation to fulfil) the request. Compressed hours, flexi-time and job-sharing are among the options, but none are an employee’s right. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Ford is planning to cut up to 1,100 jobs at its engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales. “For the future of those employees and for customers in the UK, a zero-tariff environment is really, really important,” Farley said. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....”. He later claimed the comments were meant to be humorous and that he was attempting to highlight the progress made in promoting BAME and female employees. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....”. Bouderun’s theory is supported by the anecdotal evidence of an elusive British Pret employee who contacted the Guardian. ...

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