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....Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britain’s departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on a long-term trade deal. In a dramatic escalation of the battle to soften the government’s Brexit strategy, groups representing thousands of UK employers aim to present a united front during a summit at Chevening country house hosted by the Brexit secretary, David Davis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:02:32 PM
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. Once the engine of the Industrial Revolution and employer of nearly 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....75 an hour. The Resolution Foundation argues that the test of whether people are really self-employed or simply disguised workers should be whether or not the employer sets the price for the work they do. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... You don’t need £1 for a pack of 20,” he said. BAT has a reputation in Africa as an employer offering steady and well-paid jobs, said Ntiabang, based in Cameroon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The report by the professional management body the CMI and the British Academy of Management focuses on ethnic diversity at management levels below the boardroom and highlights the importance of the issue following the vote for Brexit. “While uncertainty persists about the outcome of negotiations with the EU, employers in all sectors have to face up to the prospect of reduced access to overseas talent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The consultancy firm Deloitte found 47% of highly skilled workers from the EU were considering leaving the UK in the next five years. In a report on Tuesday, it warns of serious implications for employers, raising the pressure on ministers to come up with sensible immigration plans and to find ways to improve the skills of UK workers and make better use of robots in the workplace. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The just getting by advised group achieved a similar amount more than their peers who had not had advice, at £39,895 on average. The report recommends that to raise demand for financial advice, there should be a duty on employers to ensure staff automatically enrolled into a workplace pension can access the best information and advice on their pensions. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....Its survey of 400 firms found 90% had faced difficulties recruiting workers with the required skills in the last 12 months. The findings will add to concerns that employers are already struggling to fill key jobs even before a potential clampdown on immigration once Britain leaves the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. And Ingo Kramer, president of the confederation of German employers’ associations (BDA), told the Observer: “The single market is one of the major assets of the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....3% of corporations in the US paid no federal income tax. US employers are required to provide zero days of paid maternity leave, while Sweden offers 480 days. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Excessive heat was also an issue in three factories, with temperatures of 37C. Unlike in neighbouring Vietnam, where factory temperatures must not exceed 32C, Cambodia sets no limit, though if temperatures reach a “very high level” causing difficulties for workers, employers must install fans or air conditioning. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....All were bailed to appear at the next hearing on 17 July. That will take place at Southwark Crown Court, where the accused, along with their former employer Barclays PLC, are expected to enter a plea. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....With the unemployment rate at a 16-year low after 81 consecutive months of growth, goosing a little extra gas out of the economy would mean adding more workers. Labor markets have tightened, and Faucher said the data, and his anecdotal experience, suggests employers are struggling to find skilled workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It balloted 84 members, of whom 95% voted for the strike. The Unite regional officer Mercedes Sanchez said: “Staff at the Bank of England have made their anger clear by voting for strike action due to their employer’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair pay deal for its workforce. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The TUC wants zero-hours contracts banned and for everyone on regular hours to have a right to a written contract guaranteeing their normal working hours. It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Feeling disappointed by the Tories’ Taylor review would be an act of pure naivety. As a political force, the Tories exist to defend the interests of employers and those with wealth and power. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He says that the number of junior doctors applying to come from Europe appears to be unaffected, but recruitment of EU nurses, on which the NHS relies, is “drying up”. “Some of that is because employers don’t feel able to go and recruit, because they can’t answer the questions about leave to remain; some of it is that there aren’t as many people wanting to come because of Brexit [and] because of the value of sterling; and some of it is people not wanting to come because the economies in their own countries are picking up,” he says. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Other countries arrange their pensions differently. The French levy hefty social charges on employers, enabling them to pay much higher pensions and earlier than us. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Nicola Parish, executive director of frontline regulation at the Pensions Regulator, said: “The report highlights the lessons we have learned from this case about how we can regulate more effectively. “We are already acting more quickly to intervene where we consider schemes to be underfunded, or where there are indications that employers may be avoiding their responsibilities. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This employment category is plainly being abused by some companies whose workers continue to be told how to behave like regular employees for all practical purposes – their work can be directed down to exact details, including time, hours, place and uniform. The only real difference is that the employer is able to avoid paying employers’ national insurance and pension contributions, and offering protections such as maternity and sick pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In a unanimous decision, five supreme court justices declared that EU equal employment rights trumped English exceptionalism, and that on Walker’s death his partner, who is now 52, will be entitled to a spouse’s pension of £45,700 a year. The refusal of his former employer, the chemicals company Innospec, to grant his partner the same benefits it would have awarded a wife infuriated Walker. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6m sq ft and is in the midst of expansion. • Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, the mall is the town’s largest employer, with 11,000 workers on average and 13,000 during peak periods. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The review, by the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor, will suggest measures to help boost the rights of workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo, in particular with regard to flexibility and pay. But, echoing the prime minister, he will also warn against any new “national regulation” and say that employers already face high, non-wage costs that should not be increased. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It should persuade even die-hard enthusiasts for the gig economy that, too often, the label “self-employed” is a grand pretence. Companies free themselves of the obligation to pay employers’ national insurance, pension contributions, and holiday and sick pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....This month’s numbers came as economists have worried that the US economy is struggling to create large numbers of new jobs despite Trump’s promise of “JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!”. US employers added just 138,000 jobs in May, the third month of relatively soft growth in the job market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Tim Roache, the general secretary of GMB, said the aim of the Taylor review was laudable but that it was a “disappointing missed opportunity”. “Everyone can pay lip service to wanting good quality, well-paid work but employers could offer that right here and now, they simply choose not to,” he said – claiming the exploitation of insecure workers was a deliberate part of company business models. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “This is perfectly proper and lawful treatment. I’ve always found Boots to be an excellent business company, they employ a lot of people in my constituency, they are a valued employer and they’ve always had a strong desire to do the right thing throughout the whole of their long history. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But what she could do is ensure that the basics of the law and economics are explained to everyone before they start working, preferably at school, so they can assess the viability of an “offer” themselves. Most of these workers are actually not self-employed, so are entitled to holiday pay, statutory sick pay and the other benefits of payrolled employment, while the rates their employers offer are not economically viable as a sole income. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Bailey told shareholders the partnership would let him “redouble my focus on design and creating experiences that will energise the brand”. Gobbetti said he would spend time talking to shareholders, customers and people inside the business around the world, particular outside Asia, where he has been working for Burberry since January due to restrictions under his contract with former employer, the French brand Céline. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....For shareholders at Reynolds headquarters in Winston-Salem, the focus was on the end of an era for the American company, despite recent (and historic) criticism of its business. “This would be the last meeting of RAI as an independent entity,” said Virgil Goode, a 70-year-old shareholder who traveled from Rocky Mount, Virginia, for the vote, and praised Reynolds as an employer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
....6m sq ft and is in the midst of expansion. • Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, the mall is the town’s largest employer, with 11,000 workers on average and 13,000 during peak periods. ...
Your state pension in Dorset: £124,000. In Glasgow? £38,000 | Patrick Collinson image
.... Other countries arrange their pensions differently. The French levy hefty social charges on employers, enabling them to pay much higher pensions and earlier than us. ...
The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 05:14:02 PM
....Jill WallisAston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. • The chancellor says: “When you take into account the very generous contributions that public sector employers pay in for their workers’ very generous pensions… . ...
Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 01:34:17 PM
.... “This is perfectly proper and lawful treatment. I’ve always found Boots to be an excellent business company, they employ a lot of people in my constituency, they are a valued employer and they’ve always had a strong desire to do the right thing throughout the whole of their long history. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
.... The aim here is to encourage companies to make an effort to guarantee more hours, thus providing greater security of income to people currently on zero-hours or low-hours contracts. Interestingly, an idea similar to this has just been enacted in New York, where employers will now have to pay a higher wage to people who have had less than two weeks’ notice of their hours. ...
British American Tobacco to acquire Reynolds as activists decry merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:51:28 PM
....For shareholders at Reynolds headquarters in Winston-Salem, the focus was on the end of an era for the American company, despite recent (and historic) criticism of its business. “This would be the last meeting of RAI as an independent entity,” said Virgil Goode, a 70-year-old shareholder who traveled from Rocky Mount, Virginia, for the vote, and praised Reynolds as an employer. ...
Top firms must publish figures on ethnic diversity, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....The report by the professional management body the CMI and the British Academy of Management focuses on ethnic diversity at management levels below the boardroom and highlights the importance of the issue following the vote for Brexit. “While uncertainty persists about the outcome of negotiations with the EU, employers in all sectors have to face up to the prospect of reduced access to overseas talent. ...
UK inflation figures will shine light on impact of pound's Brexit slide image
....“With the effects of the lower pound appearing to be fading at the start of the production line, CPI inflation looks to have almost peaked already and we think that it will gradually start to head down towards the 2% target from next year,” she said. “Meanwhile, there are reasons to think that nominal wage growth should start to pick up in the quarters ahead, as higher inflation makes it more difficult for employers to award lower wage rises, a gradual pick-up in productivity growth improves firms’ ability to grant larger pay increases and the past tightening in the labour market leads to at least some strengthening in pay growth. ...
The man who won a landmark legal battle for same-sex pension rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....In a unanimous decision, five supreme court justices declared that EU equal employment rights trumped English exceptionalism, and that on Walker’s death his partner, who is now 52, will be entitled to a spouse’s pension of £45,700 a year. The refusal of his former employer, the chemicals company Innospec, to grant his partner the same benefits it would have awarded a wife infuriated Walker. ...
Trump's tax proposal would push US below Greece on inequality index image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....3% of corporations in the US paid no federal income tax. US employers are required to provide zero days of paid maternity leave, while Sweden offers 480 days. ...
Workers’ rights need more protection in the gig economy | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 04:37:34 PM
.... But what she could do is ensure that the basics of the law and economics are explained to everyone before they start working, preferably at school, so they can assess the viability of an “offer” themselves. Most of these workers are actually not self-employed, so are entitled to holiday pay, statutory sick pay and the other benefits of payrolled employment, while the rates their employers offer are not economically viable as a sole income. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . “Reclassifying these workers as employees rather than self-employed would give them far higher protection, including the right to a valuable employer pension contribution. ...
Zero-hours workers won’t be reassured by the Taylor review – I’ve been one | Poppy Noor image
....When I first became a zero-hours contract worker, I found myself in no man’s land. A world where “flexibility” meant the right to lose your job if you weren’t available for a shift; a job that you supposedly didn’t have in the first place because your boss was not actually, legally your employer. ...
One in three Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:37:20 PM
....Bailey told shareholders the partnership would let him “redouble my focus on design and creating experiences that will energise the brand”. Gobbetti said he would spend time talking to shareholders, customers and people inside the business around the world, particular outside Asia, where he has been working for Burberry since January due to restrictions under his contract with former employer, the French brand Céline. ...
People who receive financial advice could end up around £40,000 better off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:44:00 PM
....The just getting by advised group achieved a similar amount more than their peers who had not had advice, at £39,895 on average. The report recommends that to raise demand for financial advice, there should be a duty on employers to ensure staff automatically enrolled into a workplace pension can access the best information and advice on their pensions. ...
UK interest rates aren't about to rise as real pay slides | Larry Elliott image
....The idea is that falling unemployment changes the balance of power in the labour market. When the jobless total is high, employers are in control because people are desperate to find work or are worried about being made redundant. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
.... Insecure zero-hours and short-time contracts have flourished, in part, because it is so easy for a company to help itself to maximum labour flexibility. From the point of view of the employer, the arrangement is costless if all hours are paid at the same rate. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....Tim Roache, the general secretary of GMB, said the aim of the Taylor review was laudable but that it was a “disappointing missed opportunity”. “Everyone can pay lip service to wanting good quality, well-paid work but employers could offer that right here and now, they simply choose not to,” he said – claiming the exploitation of insecure workers was a deliberate part of company business models. ...
The Taylor review could make things worse for workers. What a surprise | Owen Jones image
....Feeling disappointed by the Tories’ Taylor review would be an act of pure naivety. As a political force, the Tories exist to defend the interests of employers and those with wealth and power. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....The review, by the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor, will suggest measures to help boost the rights of workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo, in particular with regard to flexibility and pay. But, echoing the prime minister, he will also warn against any new “national regulation” and say that employers already face high, non-wage costs that should not be increased. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
.... Around 3,500 people aged 60 and over start an apprenticeship every year. Our research has shown that funding for “adult apprenticeships” has encouraged some employers and training providers to use them to accredit the existing skills of adults, rather than provide them with the training they need to upskill or change occupation. ...
German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit negotiations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 08:51:32 AM
....”. And Ingo Kramer, president of the confederation of German employers’ associations (BDA), told the Observer: “The single market is one of the major assets of the EU. ...
Trump's growth problem: jobs boost masks trouble ahead for US economy image
....With the unemployment rate at a 16-year low after 81 consecutive months of growth, goosing a little extra gas out of the economy would mean adding more workers. Labor markets have tightened, and Faucher said the data, and his anecdotal experience, suggests employers are struggling to find skilled workers. ...
Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... This employment category is plainly being abused by some companies whose workers continue to be told how to behave like regular employees for all practical purposes – their work can be directed down to exact details, including time, hours, place and uniform. The only real difference is that the employer is able to avoid paying employers’ national insurance and pension contributions, and offering protections such as maternity and sick pay. ...
US jobs report shows sharp recovery in June but wage growth remains slow image
....This month’s numbers came as economists have worried that the US economy is struggling to create large numbers of new jobs despite Trump’s promise of “JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!”. US employers added just 138,000 jobs in May, the third month of relatively soft growth in the job market. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
.... It should persuade even die-hard enthusiasts for the gig economy that, too often, the label “self-employed” is a grand pretence. Companies free themselves of the obligation to pay employers’ national insurance, pension contributions, and holiday and sick pay. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
....Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britain’s departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on a long-term trade deal. In a dramatic escalation of the battle to soften the government’s Brexit strategy, groups representing thousands of UK employers aim to present a united front during a summit at Chevening country house hosted by the Brexit secretary, David Davis. ...
‘Gig workers’ already have rights – all we have to do is enforce them | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... Of course, just a cursory glance at the level of rights actually enjoyed by couriers and private hire drivers would lead any reasonable person to conclude that indeed the law of the jungle does prevail. However, as a spate of recent tribunal and court cases have shown, despite employers’ decisions to act outside the law, the self-employed plumbers, couriers, and Uber drivers who make up Britain’s modern workforce do have employment rights (including minimum wage): it’s just that no one had enforced these rights. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
.... He says that the number of junior doctors applying to come from Europe appears to be unaffected, but recruitment of EU nurses, on which the NHS relies, is “drying up”. “Some of that is because employers don’t feel able to go and recruit, because they can’t answer the questions about leave to remain; some of it is that there aren’t as many people wanting to come because of Brexit [and] because of the value of sterling; and some of it is people not wanting to come because the economies in their own countries are picking up,” he says. ...
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:03:06 PM
....75 an hour. The Resolution Foundation argues that the test of whether people are really self-employed or simply disguised workers should be whether or not the employer sets the price for the work they do. ...
Bank of England faces first strike in five decades over pay dispute image
.... It balloted 84 members, of whom 95% voted for the strike. The Unite regional officer Mercedes Sanchez said: “Staff at the Bank of England have made their anger clear by voting for strike action due to their employer’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair pay deal for its workforce. ...
Ex-Barclays bankers appear in court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 03:10:37 PM
....All were bailed to appear at the next hearing on 17 July. That will take place at Southwark Crown Court, where the accused, along with their former employer Barclays PLC, are expected to enter a plea. ...
Skills shortage costs British businesses £2bn a year, survey finds image
....Its survey of 400 firms found 90% had faced difficulties recruiting workers with the required skills in the last 12 months. The findings will add to concerns that employers are already struggling to fill key jobs even before a potential clampdown on immigration once Britain leaves the EU. ...
Bureaucratic block image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:13:32 PM
.... . Many countries ban employers from discriminating among workers based on characteristics we can't change: whether we're male or female, young or old, gay or straight, black or white. ...
‘I wish you all the best in the world of work’ – our work expert’s final response image
....The jobs I am applying for now are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. Should I tell potential new employers that I intend to retrain or keep quiet about it?. ...
PENSIONS WARNING: Could this tax loophole affect YOUR savings? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 09:50:00 PM
.... . She wrote: “The Government appreciates the impacts on low-paid workers whose employers use a net pay arrangement pension scheme. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
.... In May Fox wrote a letter to Ofcom clarifying “certain misunderstandings”. The US company said it didn’t mean to imply that some board members considered O’Reilly’s behaviour acceptable or give him credit for not alerting his employer to his misconduct. ...
Green's 'main purpose' in BHS sale was to avoid pension liability, says watchdog image
....Nicola Parish, executive director of frontline regulation at the Pensions Regulator, said: “The report highlights the lessons we have learned from this case about how we can regulate more effectively. “We are already acting more quickly to intervene where we consider schemes to be underfunded, or where there are indications that employers may be avoiding their responsibilities. ...
Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years' image
....The consultancy firm Deloitte found 47% of highly skilled workers from the EU were considering leaving the UK in the next five years. In a report on Tuesday, it warns of serious implications for employers, raising the pressure on ministers to come up with sensible immigration plans and to find ways to improve the skills of UK workers and make better use of robots in the workplace. ...
With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
.... They think the EU has been a success, the single currency’s travails are simply teething troubles, that Emmanuel Macron heralds a new dawn for European social democracy and that socialism in one country is a fantasy. At the other end are those who think the EU embodies neo-liberalism, that the euro should be broken up, that Macron will deliver more for his former employers at Rothschild than for the French working class, and that radical socialism is possible even in the teeth of violent opposition from the financial markets. ...
Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings image
.... Excessive heat was also an issue in three factories, with temperatures of 37C. Unlike in neighbouring Vietnam, where factory temperatures must not exceed 32C, Cambodia sets no limit, though if temperatures reach a “very high level” causing difficulties for workers, employers must install fans or air conditioning. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The TUC wants zero-hours contracts banned and for everyone on regular hours to have a right to a written contract guaranteeing their normal working hours. It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
....His failure to get interviews may in part be because he knows what he wants – a job – but he hasn’t worked out what he offers in return. You might help him go over his CV and draft a covering letter to see if his work experience to date, random though it has been, could legitimately be deployed to show that he has particular experience or personal characteristics that could be of value to certain prospective employers. ...
Should I tell prospective employers that I want to change career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:17 AM
....The jobs I am applying for are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. Should I tell potential new employers that I intend to retrain and change career or keep quiet about it? Although I could just omit to mention my plans in interviews, I’m worried that to leave soon after getting a job might leave a black mark on my CV. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....But the episode also demonstrates the nonsense of companies’ claims that they need to pay all-singing, all-dancing remuneration packages to “recruit and retain” top executives. The retention bit is meaningless because the new employer just picks up the tab. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....7m of bonuses from the bikes and car parts retailer as she jumps ship to Marks & Spencer. However, the executive, who will have spent only two and a half years at Halfords, is unlikely to feel shortchanged as M&S’s policy is to offer payments or buyout awards to new recruits to make up for bonuses missed at their former employer. ...
UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
....The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the effect of higher inflation on consumer spending. The employers’ organisation said that particularly strong performances by the food, drink, tobacco and chemicals industries had spearheaded a pick-up in orders in 13 of the 17 industrial sub-sectors tracked each month. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
. The resignation of Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick is a victory for everyone who cares about the way businesses are run, about the duty of corporations to obey the law and of employers to respect and treat fairly their employees. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....“Our rights at work are not optional – they are the minimum standard to which we are entitled,” said the Law Society president, Robert Bourns. “Our law relies on individuals taking their employer to court to get their rights recognised – a task that is simply beyond most people. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....Richard Boath, 58, who worked for Barclays for 15 years and was head of the bank’s European financial institutions group until last year, has since brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He claimed he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators probing the bank. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....Hammond said the future of the economy was inexorably linked to the kind of Brexit deal reached with the EU. He told the audience of financiers: “I am confident we can do a Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first, that reassures employers that they will still be able to access the talent they need, that keeps our markets for goods and services and capital open, that achieves early agreement on transitional arrangements so that trade can carry on flowing smoothly, and businesses up and down the country can move on with investment decisions that they want to make, but that have been on hold since the referendum. ...
UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
....However, the cautious outlook was accompanied by an increase in the CBI’s growth forecasts for this year and next, due to a stronger than expected performance in 2016 when the economy defied expectations to grow strongly in the wake of the vote. The employers’ body is now forecasting the UK economy will expand by 1. ...
UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:07:12 PM
....Employers failing to pay basic wages are a widespread problem, but the weakness of enforcement means they can generally do so with impunity, the report says. “We’ve focused on the so-called gig economy and zero-hours contracts, but the much more pervasive practices of employers who simply pocket workers’ wages have continued largely unremarked,” Nick Clark, lead researcher, said. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
....In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. The combination of all these trends allows employers to keep wage rises at about 2%. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
....Richard Boath, a former top banker at Barclays, has brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He argues he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... And since the first iPhone shipped, the company doing the lion’s share of the manufacturing is the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd, better known by its trade name, Foxconn. Foxconn is the single largest employer in mainland China; there are 1. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
.... No one pretends that the contributions into auto-enrolled pensions are anything other than puny. Currently, employers only have to pay in 1% of salary, and employees another 1%. ...
REVEALED: 5 simple tricks to increase your pension and BEAT threatened cuts after election image
....Don't miss out on free cash Around a quarter of older people are missing out on the chance to boost their retirement savings by hundreds of pounds a year by opting out of work-based savings schemes, research has showed. Savers can boost their pension pot by average £433 a year after tax relief and employer contributions are taken into account, according to NOW:Pensions. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
.... Auto Express gave the Kia Soul EV four stars when they tested it. Kemp says one thing to consider as a private buyer is whether you can persuade your employer to offer you the chance to buy the car via a salary sacrifice scheme, which can bring the cost down hugely if you are a higher rate taxpayer. ...
British workers are missing out on ‘buy one, get one free’ pension offer image
. We are all quick to take advantage of special offers at the supermarket, but millions of workers are missing out on what is effectively “buy one, get one free” money from their employer. ...
You’re unsuited to your company, not your job’ – our work expert responds image
....I’m 41 and feel completely unsuited to my job, temperamentally. I believe I am good at what I do – in that I get results – but my employer prefers those in my role to be less assertive and refrain from input in group situations, and constantly checks that work conforms with colleagues’ and managers’ wishes. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
....The continued depressed state of wages takes a bit more explaining. For years, the Bank of England has been predicting that the fall in unemployment will make it harder for employers to attract and retain workers, forcing them to offer more generous pay deals. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....Employers in Britain are planning to take on new workers over coming months despite looming Brexit negotiations and slower economic growth, according to a survey. A poll of 2,109 employers by recruitment agency ManpowerGroup found that a net balance of 5% were planning to increase staff levels rather than cut them over the July-to-September quarter. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
.... Reaching a new trade deal with the EU should be the overall priority for the new government, respondents said. A survey for the Resolution Foundation found many employers were unprepared for a new era of lower migration. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
.... If you pay at the higher or additional rate you can claim back the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate by declaring a charitable donation on your self-assessment tax return. It’s also worth finding out whether your employer offers Payroll Giving. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
.... There is always that one in a thousand chance that somebody somewhere would unearth the truth. And, once you have been exposed for having falsified your personal history, any potential employer is likely to eliminate you from contention: a person who lies once is believed to be capable of lying again. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
.... After the UK wasted the first three months of the two-year divorce period, why should the EU agree to extend the deadline?”. The employers’ body, the CBI, immediately called on the politicians to keep the political wrangling to a minimum. ...
I work best independently, but am trapped in a job where that's frowned on image
....I’m 41 and feel completely unsuited to my job temperamentally. I believe I am good at what I do, in that I get results, but my employer prefers people in my role to be less assertive and refrain from input in group situations. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....The Confederation of British Industry was quick to say any new government should start to refocus on the economy, which, according to official statistics, was the worst performer in the EU in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote started to take its toll. “As a nation, we have the creativity, skills and global outlook to make the UK a true world leader in the industries of the future, bringing jobs and growth to all parts of the UK,” said Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the employers’ body. ...
EU court told workers can claim compensation if not given holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 10:38:55 AM
.... A UK employment tribunal subsequently found he should have been treated as a full-time worker. In the decision issued yesterday, the ECJ advocate general, Evgeni Tanchev, said that employers had to provide “adequate facilities to workers” to enable them to take their paid annual leave. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....The Texas-based oilfield services company, which reported revenues of $16bn (£12bn) last year, said the full-time positions were part of an unpaid work experience programme. The advert, discovered by careers blog Graduate Fog, also claims Halliburton is an equal opportunities employer. ...
Two pharmacy chains announce they will not pass on penalty rate cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:32:24 AM
.... “I’m not surprised. There’s quite a few employers who’ve said they won’t pass [the cuts] on, while others have said they’ll be able to open on Sundays now, and there are some employers who will pass it on, no doubt. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
.... . Several high-placed executives resigned amid the turbulence, including a former head of engineering, who had failed to disclose harassment complaints at his former employer. ...
Burberry's Bailey to get £10.5m in shares when he checks out as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... He is also receiving a share deal of €5m (£4. 4m) to buy him out of his pay deal with his previous employer. ...
Skipton Building Society to launch cash Lisa – that’s a lifetime Isa  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:36:00 PM
.... . Critics of Lisas argue they could put some people off saving into their workplace pension, where they get the benefit of “free” money into their retirement pot from employer contributions and tax relief. ...

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