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.... Soon after becoming chief executive in 2012, Tim Cook said he planned to make secrecy a priority. In June, the Outline news site revealed that the company had hired former employees at the National Security Agency to help catch leakers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 02:15:00 AM
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. The multimillionaire co-founders of Superdry have launched an innovative bonus scheme to share a fifth of their share price gains with the fashion brand’s 4,500 employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Its largest shareholder, Phillip Ullmann, whose father founded the Cordant Group in 1957, said he hoped to convince clients to follow suit by improving workers’ conditions, predicting a Brexit-related shortage of workers that would give low-paid staff more bargaining power. The new ethos, cemented by a change to the company’s articles of association, will include a fixed limit on its pay ratio, the gap between its highest- and lowest-paid employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
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....The complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the last four years, provided the most detailed formal accounts to date of gender discrimination and pay disparities at the company after months of criticisms and a growing chorus of women publicly speaking out. “We’ve been talking about these issues for a long time, and it hasn’t really changed,” Kelly Ellis, a former Google employee and a lead plaintiff on the case, told the Guardian in her first interview about the suit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The number, length and size of meetings must be a sound Parkinsonian indicator of an organisation’s productivity or decay. The FTSE or the government should publish an annual league table of meetings per employee per week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 14th of September 2017 04:06:49 PM
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....But in a new report, the network said local authorites often lacked the technical expertise for accessing finance and EU funds being cut off post-Brexit posed a further challenge. The report’s authors, former employees of the engineering giant Arup and the recently privatised Green Investment Bank, called on ministers to tackle the problem by creating Clean Energy Action Partnerships between national and local government. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:02 AM
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....Provident, incidentally, told a different story about its doldrums: it had dallied with some automation – replacing doorstep lenders with iPads – and it didn’t come off. In the quest for the ever-cheaper employee, it underestimated how much its business relied on human judgment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
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.... The £300m is to cover losses relating to the collapse of the celebrity’s entertainment firm Unique Group a decade ago, as well as the “distress” and “public humiliation” he has suffered. Lloyds had denied there was any wrongdoing at its Reading branch until two of its former employees were convicted of fraud in February. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 10th of September 2017 03:27:19 PM
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....“Gimmicks like using emojis do not escape the fact that Sports Direct’s reliance on thousands of insecure agency workers still poses a reputational risk or that many are still owed money for non-payment of the minimum wage. “Sports Direct still has a long way to go to clean its act up and risks the charge of ‘business as usual’ until it makes temporary agency workers direct permanent employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 1st of September 2017 03:33:38 PM
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.... Uber currently has vacancies for several key positions including a CFO (officially), chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, general counsel and senior vice-president of engineering. When asked about when the company would go public, which would allow employees to cash out, Khosrowshahi said that it could be anywhere between 18 and 36 months. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:45:55 PM
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....However, in July, Henderson made a U-turn, offering an “unequivocable and absolute” apology for an “inappropriate and offensive” social media campaign. He fired the lead partner on the Gupta account and suspended two other employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 05:59:00 PM
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.... Uber is reeling from allegations of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, revelations of a secret programme to evade law enforcement, lawsuits and other legal challenges brought by drivers, bans on its UberPop service of unlicensed drivers in several countries and a string of departures of high-level executives. The pressure on Uber and Kalanick became critical after a former employee published a blog post in February describing a workplace rife with gender discrimination and sexual harassment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
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....Investors are concerned that his enforced absence will create a leadership vacuum at Samsung – which has dozens of affiliates and assets of $322bn (£250bn) – and harm its ability to make key strategic decisions. Samsung has not publicly reacted to Friday’s ruling, but employees at the firm were reportedly “dumbfounded” and concerned for its future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 25th of August 2017 06:41:40 AM
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....Briggs added: “Our survey reveals a serious situation for employers relying on EU staff, particularly those who employ independent, in-demand, educated and younger workers. Too few employers are doing enough to support their EU employees and that means the UK is vulnerable to losing IT professionals, creative minds, engineers and specialist finance professionals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:05:49 PM
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....The company said all its 115,000 staff in the UK, where it has 1,249 restaurants, would be offered the option of taking a contract with guaranteed hours by the end of the year. It said so far 86% of employees had chosen to stay on flexible contracts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 04:27:03 AM
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....Apple is now planning on working with other car-makers to get its self-driving tech into the garages and driveways of customers, according to the paper. One upcoming example of that collaboration: an autonomous shuttle service that will ferry employees back and forth between the company’s Silicon Valley offices in Palo Alto and Cupertino. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
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....Then there’s the open question of whether Ryanair will be obliged to add overheads permanently to avoid a repetition. The City was already debating the cost implications of last week’s “Mons ruling” in which Ryanair lost its battle to force employees across Europe to take contractual disputes to the Irish courts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 02:26:16 PM
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.... It showed that after a century in which the rate of increase in life expectancy had accelerated, the average age of death was levelling off at 79 for men and 83 for women. An updated financial assessment to reflect the diminishing life prospects of retired UK employees would cut the aggregate liabilities of FTSE 350 companies by about £10bn, they said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
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.... Those in “high-skilled occupations” will be granted permits to work for a longer period of three to five years. About 4% of aerospace, defence and space industry workers are from other EU countries, while 5% of employees in these sectors working in the EU are UK citizens, with a supply chain that stretches across Europe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:16:38 AM
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.... An industry once hailed for fuelling the Arab spring is today repeatedly accused of abetting Islamic State. An industry that prides itself on diversity and tolerance is now regularly in the news for cases of sexual harassment as well as the controversial views of its employees on matters such as gender equality. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 2nd of September 2017 11:05:28 PM
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....”. In the same way that female engineers and startup founders struggle to report harassment for fear of retaliation or lost funding, gig economy workers are in precarious positions when they are victimized, since they aren’t classified as employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:00:11 AM
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.... One customer, Neil, said it was “all about the same” after purchasing pineapple chunks, a bottle of water and a muffin. Whole Foods employees in Manhattan said teams had worked overnight to prepare for the price drops, known as “day one” at the company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 04:16:46 PM
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.... “It was a life-changing amount of money for a lot of our staff. ” Most employees held share options, and several held shares too. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:00:22 AM
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.... She has already backed away from more radical proposals, including legislating for workers’ representatives on boards – and campaigners against corporate excess are likely to warn that the plans lack teeth. May originally raised the prospect of a crackdown on executive pay in her Tory leadership bid in July 2016 in a speech that included proposals to allow employee and consumer representatives to sit on company boards, and make shareholder votes on executive pay legally binding. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:24:14 PM
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....What also worries Asimis is the growing divide between haves and have-nots. Public sector employees seconded to the island to work in its hospital and schools are barely able to afford local rents and soaring consumer prices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 03:07:24 PM
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.... Theoretically, the stock market should recognize this by sending the stock price higher. Clearly, the beneficiaries were shareholders, rather than employees or potential employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:00:23 AM
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.... That’s how it it today – a kind of endorsement – but will know in five or 10 years if that changes. ” Other employees said Nestlé was an “interesting choice” of investor. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:00:10 AM
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.... They are demanding wages of at least £10 an hour, secure contracts with guaranteed hours and formal trade union recognition from McDonald’s. The choice of Labor Day is intended to signify the workers’ solidarity with fast food employees internationally, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
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....Several of Provident’s 800,000 home credit customers told the Guardian they have been badly affected by the company’s problems. Jacqueline Goddard, 62, from Boston, said no Provident employees had come to collect payments for four weeks and she is now in arrears. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:16:12 PM
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....He isn’t joking. Talk to senior bankers about Brexit and the conversation quickly turns to the practical difficulty in persuading senior employees to move to Frankfurt. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
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Tata Steel to merge European operations with ThyssenKrupp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 07:49:04 AM
....Tata said the two companies had signed a “memorandum of understanding” to create a 50/50 joint venture based in Amsterdam, with an annual turnover of about €15bn (£13. 3bn), 48,000 employees, and annual shipments of about 21m tonnes of flat steel. ...
Government backs tighter rules on takeover of UK companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 06:21:29 PM
....Bidders for UK stock market listed companies must lay out more detailed plans for their target, including location of its head office and research and development investment, under proposed rules put forward by the takeover watchdog and backed by the government. The new rules, which were published in a consultation document on Tuesday, also give companies, unions and other employee representatives more time to respond to bids in changes which follow the controversial £115bn attempted takeover of Unilever by Kraft Heinz earlier this year. ...
Cadbury staff get sweet relief from inflation with new pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 04:08:44 PM
. Workers at three Cadbury plants have won an inflation-linked pay deal for the next two years, bringing employees relief from the squeeze on British households amid the rising cost of living. ...
Why were HBOS auditors cleared? We need a full explanation | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 02:52:10 PM
.... The consumer goods giant managed to see off Kraft Heinz’s £115bn bid proposal over a weekend, but the saga revealed to many minds – not least Unilever chief executive Paul Polman’s – the uneven state of the playing field on which takeover games are played. A re-jig or two will follow to promote the interests of companies, and employees, on the receiving end. ...
Number of workers on zero-hours contracts drops to three-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:20:15 AM
....The latest figures follow ONS data for the three months to June, which found 883,000 people reported that they were on a zero-hours contract, a fall from 903,000 for the same period a year ago. The statistics authority measures data submitted by employees – who are less likely to identify as being on zero hours – and from businesses, where the figures are higher. ...
Editorial | The Guardian view on Ryanair: the low expectations airline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:24:15 PM
.... On the other hand, he was certainly telling the unvarnished truth then, in a way unusual among his publicity stunts. He has not actually brought in standing room only flights, charges for using the lavatories, or even charges for employees who charge their phones at work, all of which he has from time to time threatened to do. ...
Ryanair is 'unnecessarily pissing people off' – again | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:26:16 PM
....Then there’s the open question of whether Ryanair will be obliged to add overheads permanently to avoid a repetition. The City was already debating the cost implications of last week’s “Mons ruling” in which Ryanair lost its battle to force employees across Europe to take contractual disputes to the Irish courts. ...
Made.com founder: 'We want to be the new Ikea' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
....I look at myself more as an entrepreneur than a manager. Today we have more than 400 employees [Made has expanded from the UK to France, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and announced it is nearing £100m in sales] and it’s something that I feel confident to pass on to a professional manager to manage on my behalf. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
.... In a move aimed at eliciting maximum embarrassment from the government, it issued the threat less than 48 hours after Tsipras declared that “Grinvestment” had replaced fears of “Grexit” and was now the mot du jour. Violent protests erupted as employees demonstrated outside the ministry in Athens. ...
Blue Bottle Coffee sells to Nestlé – so has it sold out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:00:10 AM
.... That’s how it it today – a kind of endorsement – but will know in five or 10 years if that changes. ” Other employees said Nestlé was an “interesting choice” of investor. ...
Premier Inn owner quits ethical trade body after union row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 10:49:40 AM
....The union said attempts to gain access to workers at Whitbread’s Premier Inn chain, in line with core principles of the Ethical Trading Initiative, which is backed by unions, human rights charities such as Oxfam and companies including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and WH Smith, were at first ignored. It said Whitbread then argued that the ETI’s code on freedom of association did not apply to its direct employees in the UK. ...
Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says image
....The complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the last four years, provided the most detailed formal accounts to date of gender discrimination and pay disparities at the company after months of criticisms and a growing chorus of women publicly speaking out. “We’ve been talking about these issues for a long time, and it hasn’t really changed,” Kelly Ellis, a former Google employee and a lead plaintiff on the case, told the Guardian in her first interview about the suit. ...
Crushing morale, killing productivity – why do offices put up with meetings? | Simon Jenkins image
....The number, length and size of meetings must be a sound Parkinsonian indicator of an organisation’s productivity or decay. The FTSE or the government should publish an annual league table of meetings per employee per week. ...
Ryanair is preparing takeover bid for Alitalia, says Michael O'Leary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:18:38 AM
....Alitalia was put up for sale earlier this year after the Italian government finally approved its collapse into administration, having pumped nearly £6bn into the company over a decade. It followed a vote by employees to reject a rescue plan, which would have seen wages slashed in return for a further €2bn (£1. ...
Might, not right: betting firms get their due on fixed-odds machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:27:29 PM
....The bookies were able to point to the substantial sums of tax they pay the Treasury. They warned, with justification, that thousands of employees could lose their jobs if more high-street premises were to become uneconomic to run. ...
Bell Pottinger unlikely to honour payments to co-founder Tim Bell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 01:42:52 PM
....Top executives at Bell Pottinger Middle East are understood to be in London this week as part of discussions with potential investors to back its bid to spin off the business, which has its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. In a statement BDO said that it is working with the “remaining partners and employees to seek an orderly transfer of Bell Pottinger’s clients to other firms in order to protect and realise value for creditors”. ...
Families squeezed to brink as inflation beats wages -but unemployment sinks to 42-year low image
....3 per cent, its lowest level since 1975, as the number of people in work in the period increased by around 181,000 in the three months to July, compared to the three months prior, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Weekly earnings for employees grew by 2. ...
Superdry's co-founders to share wealth with 4,500 employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:35:18 AM
. The multimillionaire co-founders of Superdry have launched an innovative bonus scheme to share a fifth of their share price gains with the fashion brand’s 4,500 employees. ...
UK cities expected to get millions of pounds for green energy projects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:02 AM
....But in a new report, the network said local authorites often lacked the technical expertise for accessing finance and EU funds being cut off post-Brexit posed a further challenge. The report’s authors, former employees of the engineering giant Arup and the recently privatised Green Investment Bank, called on ministers to tackle the problem by creating Clean Energy Action Partnerships between national and local government. ...
Hammond eases public sector pay cap, but the squeeze goes on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:22:02 PM
.... After George Osborne scrapped 2015 and then 2020 as the moment the exchequer achieves a budget surplus, he is determined to stick to the 2025 outlined in the manifesto. Britain has suffered from the longest period of earnings stagnation for 150 years, according to last week’s IPPR economic justice commission report, and since 2011 public sector employees have taken a much bigger hit to their salaries than the average worker in the private sector. ...
Bell Pottinger goes into administration amid South Africa scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:35:58 PM
....The administrators BDO, who had unsuccessfully sought a buyer in a fire sale of the embattled company, said it had made a number of the 250 staff redundant as it sought to recoup losses to pay off bank debt. “The administrators are now working with the remaining partners and employees to seek an orderly transfer of Bell Pottinger’s clients to other firms in order to protect and realise value for creditors,” a BDO spokesman said. ...
College cleaners defeated outsourcing. They’ve shown it can be done | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Top of Soas’s values is “promoting equality and celebrating diversity” – yet members of its own community suffered economic apartheid. Unlike direct employees, the cleaners got no sick pay, hardly any holiday pay and the minimum wage. ...
Public sector employers 'preparing to hire at fastest pace since 2015' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 11:01:19 PM
.... We see this across the job market as a whole, but it starts to become very acute here,” he said. However, there are concerns that the expected expansion of jobs may not materialise, as firms could face problems attracting and retaining skilled employees. ...
Hinkley nuclear power is being priced out by renewables | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
Should first-class train travel be abolished? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:00:00 AM
....Grayling’s remark bothered me – it seemed I was being outflanked in egalitarianism by a Tory. But then, I have always had a neurosis about railway class, owing to my father having been a fairly senior British Rail employee. ...
UK prices rising faster than wages as forecasters predict inflation at 2.8% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:01:04 AM
....The Unison general secretary, Dave Prentis, said Theresa May’s administration was “out of step” with the national mood. “After seven long years of pay freezes and limits on their wages, ambulance workers, school meals staff, police and community support officers and other public service employees all deserve so much better,” Prentis said. ...
Recruitment agency Cordant morphs into social enterprise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
....Its largest shareholder, Phillip Ullmann, whose father founded the Cordant Group in 1957, said he hoped to convince clients to follow suit by improving workers’ conditions, predicting a Brexit-related shortage of workers that would give low-paid staff more bargaining power. The new ethos, cemented by a change to the company’s articles of association, will include a fixed limit on its pay ratio, the gap between its highest- and lowest-paid employees. ...
iPhone X: Apple’s latest iPhone name leaks ahead of official release image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 02:15:00 AM
.... Soon after becoming chief executive in 2012, Tim Cook said he planned to make secrecy a priority. In June, the Outline news site revealed that the company had hired former employees at the National Security Agency to help catch leakers. ...
Noel Edmonds says litigation funder will bankroll his £300m battle with Lloyds image
.... The £300m is to cover losses relating to the collapse of the celebrity’s entertainment firm Unique Group a decade ago, as well as the “distress” and “public humiliation” he has suffered. Lloyds had denied there was any wrongdoing at its Reading branch until two of its former employees were convicted of fraud in February. ...
To understand the UK's low-pay crisis, Mark Carney needs to get out more | Phillip Inman image
....The 1% pay cap remains in place. And why wouldn’t it when fewer than 100 of the Bank’s 4,000 employees felt aggrieved enough to go on strike? They were angry enough to protest for three days before the dispute ran out of steam. ...
American Apparel founder Dov Charney: ‘Sleeping with people you work with is unavoidable’ image
.... His reputation as a sexual creep became unshakeable when he masturbated – twice – in front of a young female magazine journalist during an interview in 2004 (“‘Can I?’ he says, adjusting himself in his chair …”), and he was whacked with a seemingly endless series of sexual harassment charges over the next few years. In 2011, five ex-employees filed lawsuits. ...
Curry house immigration raids ‘unfair’, say restaurant owners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:05:21 PM
....Measures introduced to “significantly reduce” non-EU migration raised fresh fears for curry houses. From April last year, restaurants that want to employ a chef from outside the EU have to pay a minimum salary of £35,000 or £29,750 with accommodation and food – for employees to get visas. ...
Confessions from the City: why firms are failing to tackle the cocaine crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:04:21 PM
.... Two members of staff were ejected – in full view of their colleagues and the directors – after being caught snorting lines of cocaine in a toilet cubicle. Looking back, a senior employee recalls his surprise days later when the same directors made it known that nothing would be said to those involved, let alone any action taken. ...
NHS cuts and public sector pay: will there be a ‘winter of discontent’? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 08:30:17 PM
....Major unions are already warning ministers not to be selective about which public servants deserve a raise. A survey by the public services union Unison of nearly 11,000 employees, including paramedics, teaching assistants, hospital porters and police staff, found that more than two in five (43%) described their standard of living as worse than a year ago, and a quarter (26%) said they owed more money than they did 12 months ago. ...
Theresa May under growing pressure to lift public sector pay cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:01:44 PM
....6% in July and is expected to rise to 3% in the coming months since the slump in sterling following the EU referendum last year, which has pushed up the cost of imported goods. Average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain rose by 2. ...
Leaked immigration plans ‘catastrophic’ for industry, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:16:38 AM
.... Those in “high-skilled occupations” will be granted permits to work for a longer period of three to five years. About 4% of aerospace, defence and space industry workers are from other EU countries, while 5% of employees in these sectors working in the EU are UK citizens, with a supply chain that stretches across Europe. ...
Bell Pottinger loses clients and staff in wake of South Africa scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:13:28 PM
.... The agency had previously insisted it was the victim of a smear campaign involving “totally false and damaging accusations”. At the time Henderson, who resigned on Sunday, also fired the director running the campaign, Victoria Geoghegan, and suspended two other employees. ...
Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 05:59:00 PM
....However, in July, Henderson made a U-turn, offering an “unequivocable and absolute” apology for an “inappropriate and offensive” social media campaign. He fired the lead partner on the Gupta account and suspended two other employees. ...
'Potentially racially divisive': report censures PR firm Bell Pottinger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 01:58:38 PM
....”. The PR firm made a number of pledges to bolster its corporate practices including creating an ethics committee, further training for employees in social media engagement, and “engender a culture whereby junior employees at Bell Pottinger feel able to challenge work with which they feel uncomfortable”. ...
McDonald’s workers rally outside parliament amid first UK strike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 12:20:46 PM
....Abdi Biin, 20, left McDonald’s after his hours were cut because he complained about not being allowed to wear gloves to cook. “I’m here to help McDonald’s employees get rights and the living wage. ...
We’re addicted to debt and headed for a crash. It could be worse than 2007 | Zoe Williams image
....Provident, incidentally, told a different story about its doldrums: it had dallied with some automation – replacing doorstep lenders with iPads – and it didn’t come off. In the quest for the ever-cheaper employee, it underestimated how much its business relied on human judgment. ...
McDonald's workers to go on strike in Britain for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 04:27:03 AM
....The company said all its 115,000 staff in the UK, where it has 1,249 restaurants, would be offered the option of taking a contract with guaranteed hours by the end of the year. It said so far 86% of employees had chosen to stay on flexible contracts. ...
Rupert Murdoch's proposed Sky takeover reaches endgame image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:29:22 PM
....One of their main complaints has been how long the process is taking and it must be said there are no winners apart from the government in dragging this out. The government is a potential winner because the delays may dampen anger about the deal or even force the Murdochs to walk away from the takeover – which would make the issue disappear entirely – but it is not ideal for Sky, a company with thousands of employees whose future is uncertain. ...
Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov image
.... An industry once hailed for fuelling the Arab spring is today repeatedly accused of abetting Islamic State. An industry that prides itself on diversity and tolerance is now regularly in the news for cases of sexual harassment as well as the controversial views of its employees on matters such as gender equality. ...
Home Office employee suspended at G4S-run immigration centre image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 01:17:38 PM
. A Home Office employee has been suspended after claims of abuse and assaults against detainees at a G4S-run immigration centre. ...
Sports Direct workers invited to press sad or happy emoji clocking in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 03:33:38 PM
....“Gimmicks like using emojis do not escape the fact that Sports Direct’s reliance on thousands of insecure agency workers still poses a reputational risk or that many are still owed money for non-payment of the minimum wage. “Sports Direct still has a long way to go to clean its act up and risks the charge of ‘business as usual’ until it makes temporary agency workers direct permanent employees. ...
Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:37:18 AM
....It paid $7. 7m (£6m) of tax worldwide during that year but did not disclose how much of that was paid in the UK, where it has just six employees despite being among the best-known operators. ...
Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
.... It also spawned a distracting row with the technology world’s alpha tech bro, Apple. A former employee also testified that Uber spied on celebrities and politicians thanks to its ability to track phones. ...
New Uber CEO meets staff as emotional Travis Kalanick gets standing ovation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:45:55 PM
.... Uber currently has vacancies for several key positions including a CFO (officially), chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, general counsel and senior vice-president of engineering. When asked about when the company would go public, which would allow employees to cash out, Khosrowshahi said that it could be anywhere between 18 and 36 months. ...
Demoted or dismissed because of your weight? The reality of the size ceiling image
....’’. Karen (not her real name; all the employees interviewed for this article requested anonymity before discussing their experiences) worked for a clothing company. ...
Trump's corporate tax plan will probably not create a job boom, report finds image
.... Theoretically, the stock market should recognize this by sending the stock price higher. Clearly, the beneficiaries were shareholders, rather than employees or potential employees. ...
Mitie investigated by FCA over results and profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 05:56:07 PM
.... It has since restated its historic accounts, announced it would appoint a new auditor and sold a loss-making unit. The company expects to return to modest growth in underlying profit this year, but could face fines and investigations into employees if it is found by the FCA to have breached rules. ...
How can small businesses beat the Brexit blues? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:55:12 AM
....Gary McIndoe, director at Latitude Law, argues it’s important to support and sponsor staff. Employers should engage with their workforce now to determine whether Brexit will affect their EU employees personally, which might include supporting them through the application process for residence cards. ...
Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has ended image
....Sullivan said Uber was committed to privacy but had previously suffered “a lack of expertise” in the area. The change comes two weeks after Uber settled a US Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers, and was deceptive about its efforts to prevent snooping by its employees. ...
Employers failed to pay $17bn in super since 2009, tax office says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:58:17 AM
. Australia’s employers have failed to pay $17bn in super belonging to their employees since 2009, and tax authorities have only been able to detect and claw back $3bn. ...
Aldi tries to gag truck drivers' union after claims of unsafe practices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:05:44 AM
....Despite last week losing a bid for an interim injunction – which was followed by a protest at one of its Sydney stores – Aldi says it will push ahead. “It is our intention to pursue this matter in order to prevent ongoing disruption to our customers, employees and suppliers and to ensure that information disseminated about our business is factual and correct,” Aldi said in a statement on Tuesday. ...
Companies must reveal pay disparity between boss and workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
.... But the plans fall short of the corporate governance revolution promised last year by Theresa May. A new corporate governance code will include stipulations for listed companies to assign a non-executive director to represent employees, create an employee advisory council or nominate a director from the workforce. ...
Pension deficit of UK's leading companies equivalent to 70% of their profits image
.... It showed that after a century in which the rate of increase in life expectancy had accelerated, the average age of death was levelling off at 79 for men and 83 for women. An updated financial assessment to reflect the diminishing life prospects of retired UK employees would cut the aggregate liabilities of FTSE 350 companies by about £10bn, they said. ...
Amazon's tech-style takeover of Whole Foods: cheaper produce and 'farm fresh' Echos image
.... One customer, Neil, said it was “all about the same” after purchasing pineapple chunks, a bottle of water and a muffin. Whole Foods employees in Manhattan said teams had worked overnight to prepare for the price drops, known as “day one” at the company. ...
Santorini's popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 03:07:24 PM
....What also worries Asimis is the growing divide between haves and have-nots. Public sector employees seconded to the island to work in its hospital and schools are barely able to afford local rents and soaring consumer prices. ...
Uber chooses Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
.... Uber is reeling from allegations of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, revelations of a secret programme to evade law enforcement, lawsuits and other legal challenges brought by drivers, bans on its UberPop service of unlicensed drivers in several countries and a string of departures of high-level executives. The pressure on Uber and Kalanick became critical after a former employee published a blog post in February describing a workplace rife with gender discrimination and sexual harassment. ...
Lessons on austerity from all over Europe | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 04:48:15 PM
.... The example of Greece, however, shows that political perspectives alone don’t cut it. Alexis Tsipras’s leftwing party took over a country that had struggled for four years to reform, against an intransigent body of cartels, unions and government employees. ...
A million skilled EU workers see their future outside Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:05:49 PM
....Briggs added: “Our survey reveals a serious situation for employers relying on EU staff, particularly those who employ independent, in-demand, educated and younger workers. Too few employers are doing enough to support their EU employees and that means the UK is vulnerable to losing IT professionals, creative minds, engineers and specialist finance professionals. ...
Firms facing revolt over executive pay to be named on public register image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:01:49 PM
....”. Clark’s department said that the reforms are designed to ensure that employees’ voices are heard in the boardroom of listed companies by either assigning a non-executive director to represent employees, nominate a director from the workforce or create an employee advisory council. ...
Japan to seek Brexit reassurances from Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:00:45 PM
....“Now that Japan is close to the final deal [on a free-trade agreement] with the EU, the Japanese government would want Britain to form a customs union with the EU so that Japanese businesses can maintain de facto single-market access,” said Takashi Miwa, chief economist for Japan at the investment bank Nomura. Miwa was confident companies such as Hitachi would remain committed to Britain, but said that they would seek concessions on “[more] flexible and privileged treatment with regard to hiring and firing employees, and on taxation than the continental EU countries”. ...
Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: 'Get as many in as you can' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 11:22:05 AM
.... Two A5-size notices advised passengers not to open duty-free alcohol before departure but they were vastly outnumbered by posters advertising “great offers” on alcohol. At the checkout, one World Duty Free employee said: “Erm, not sure”, when asked whether passengers they were allowed to drink duty-free alcohol on board. ...
Provident appoints new consumer credit boss in bid to stabilise business image
.... But software problems created chaos in CEMs’ schedules and caused collection rates to plummet. Provident is racing to fix its technical problems as competitors seek to lure unhappy employees and customers. ...
Samsung heir sentenced to five years in jail after corruption conviction image
....Investors are concerned that his enforced absence will create a leadership vacuum at Samsung – which has dozens of affiliates and assets of $322bn (£250bn) – and harm its ability to make key strategic decisions. Samsung has not publicly reacted to Friday’s ruling, but employees at the firm were reportedly “dumbfounded” and concerned for its future. ...
Tories may compel firms to disclose gap between pay of CEOs and workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:24:14 PM
.... She has already backed away from more radical proposals, including legislating for workers’ representatives on boards – and campaigners against corporate excess are likely to warn that the plans lack teeth. May originally raised the prospect of a crackdown on executive pay in her Tory leadership bid in July 2016 in a speech that included proposals to allow employee and consumer representatives to sit on company boards, and make shareholder votes on executive pay legally binding. ...
Inside the gig economy: the 'vulnerable human underbelly' of UK's labour market image
....Couriers begin to earn money only once they have delivered their first parcel of the day, and drivers only once a first passenger has been allocated (no mean feat given the trends detailed above), picked up and then dropped off at their destination. ​I am treated as an employee – in fact, worse – but with no holiday or sick pay, no security and no pension. ...
Provident Financial in race to fix technical problems and retain staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:16:12 PM
....Several of Provident’s 800,000 home credit customers told the Guardian they have been badly affected by the company’s problems. Jacqueline Goddard, 62, from Boston, said no Provident employees had come to collect payments for four weeks and she is now in arrears. ...
Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
....Apple is now planning on working with other car-makers to get its self-driving tech into the garages and driveways of customers, according to the paper. One upcoming example of that collaboration: an autonomous shuttle service that will ferry employees back and forth between the company’s Silicon Valley offices in Palo Alto and Cupertino. ...
Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers image
....”. In the same way that female engineers and startup founders struggle to report harassment for fear of retaliation or lost funding, gig economy workers are in precarious positions when they are victimized, since they aren’t classified as employees. ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
....The ACTU also notes that since 2014 only 8. 5% of the agreements terminated were made during the WorkChoices era, “whereas the remainder were those underwritten by a requirement to not disadvantage employees compared to the award (26. ...
McDonald's workers to coordinate strike with allies around world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
.... They are demanding wages of at least £10 an hour, secure contracts with guaranteed hours and formal trade union recognition from McDonald’s. The choice of Labor Day is intended to signify the workers’ solidarity with fast food employees internationally, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). ...
FTSE 100 executive pay falls by 19% ahead of controversial reforms, says Deloitte image
....5m. But that report said the average employee would have to work for 160 years to earn the annual pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive. ...

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