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.... Refugees cannot readily be parachuted into this system. Further, reflecting the high average level of skill, Germany’s minimum wage is far, far higher than wages in Syria, which reflected average levels of productivity of Syrian workers: per capita incomes in Germany are around 20 times higher than those in pre-conflict Syria. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He said he typically worked five 12-hour days each week which, after expenses, saw him earn the equivalent under £7 an hour. The national minimum wage for over-24s is £7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The question has led to a number of high-profile court cases in recent months. In October, Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal case brought by drivers, who said the stringent conditions placed on their work by the taxi hailing app company meant they were not self-employed, but employees who were entitled to minimum wage and sick pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Scotland’s examinations agency has promised it will now pay thousands of exam invigilators the living wage after repeated criticisms of its allegedly lax payments policy. The Scottish Qualifications Authority, which runs the country’s state school exam system, has been under intense pressure after invigilators accused it of breaching minimum wage legislation and Scottish government living wage policy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Getting a first job is a financial rite of passage and often a horrible one, not least because teenagers often embrace it with such innocent enthusiasm. It is heartbreaking to watch their good cheer melt away as they are faced with less than minimum wages, long hours and grumpy customers and employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. All retailers are under pressure from rising costs because of increases in business rates, the introduction of a minimum wage for over-25s and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, the currency in which many products are bought on the wholesale market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The lack of employment rights, and the total impunity with which companies have been allowed to act, is nothing short of astounding. A prime example is the case of the courier firm Hermes, which has been accused of abusive practices and failing to pay the minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A combination of a rebound in oil prices and the fall in the pound since the EU referendum has resulted in a steady increase in inflation since the middle of last year, and there are more price rises in the pipeline. Competition between retailers will help keep inflation in check but the double whammy from energy prices and sterling could hardly have come at a worse time, since businesses are already having to cope with a higher minimum wage, pension auto-enrolment and the apprenticeship levy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Andrew Boxer is the latest to take on the battle to be classified as a “worker” rather than an independent contractor. As a contractor for Excel, a courier company that was taken over by rival firm CitySprint last October, Boxer is not entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay, sickness benefit or a pension. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Yet since fees were introduced in 2013, the cost of doing this is prohibitive for many low-paid workers, denying them access to justice. There has been far too little proactive enforcement of minimum wage legislation in social care, retail, logistics and low-value manufacturing, where there are large numbers employed on rates below the minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Picturehouse defended its pay structure in a statement on its website: “For many years, Picturehouse Cinemas has paid its front-of-house customer service staff well above minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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
....”. All retailers are under pressure from rising costs because of increases in business rates, the introduction of a minimum wage for over-25s and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, the currency in which many products are bought on the wholesale market. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... The lack of employment rights, and the total impunity with which companies have been allowed to act, is nothing short of astounding. A prime example is the case of the courier firm Hermes, which has been accused of abusive practices and failing to pay the minimum wage. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....”. Picturehouse defended its pay structure in a statement on its website: “For many years, Picturehouse Cinemas has paid its front-of-house customer service staff well above minimum wage. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
....Andrew Boxer is the latest to take on the battle to be classified as a “worker” rather than an independent contractor. As a contractor for Excel, a courier company that was taken over by rival firm CitySprint last October, Boxer is not entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay, sickness benefit or a pension. ...
UK wages will soon lag behind prices – will the Bank take action? | Larry Elliott image
.... A combination of a rebound in oil prices and the fall in the pound since the EU referendum has resulted in a steady increase in inflation since the middle of last year, and there are more price rises in the pipeline. Competition between retailers will help keep inflation in check but the double whammy from energy prices and sterling could hardly have come at a worse time, since businesses are already having to cope with a higher minimum wage, pension auto-enrolment and the apprenticeship levy. ...
UK retailers have cut 'nearly 4,000 staff' ahead of new national minimum wage rate image
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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
....The question has led to a number of high-profile court cases in recent months. In October, Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal case brought by drivers, who said the stringent conditions placed on their work by the taxi hailing app company meant they were not self-employed, but employees who were entitled to minimum wage and sick pay. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
.... He said he typically worked five 12-hour days each week which, after expenses, saw him earn the equivalent under £7 an hour. The national minimum wage for over-24s is £7. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... Yet since fees were introduced in 2013, the cost of doing this is prohibitive for many low-paid workers, denying them access to justice. There has been far too little proactive enforcement of minimum wage legislation in social care, retail, logistics and low-value manufacturing, where there are large numbers employed on rates below the minimum wage. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... Getting a first job is a financial rite of passage and often a horrible one, not least because teenagers often embrace it with such innocent enthusiasm. It is heartbreaking to watch their good cheer melt away as they are faced with less than minimum wages, long hours and grumpy customers and employers. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....Scotland’s examinations agency has promised it will now pay thousands of exam invigilators the living wage after repeated criticisms of its allegedly lax payments policy. The Scottish Qualifications Authority, which runs the country’s state school exam system, has been under intense pressure after invigilators accused it of breaching minimum wage legislation and Scottish government living wage policy. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....When I met Colin again a couple of weeks ago, he’d just begun the apprenticeship. It paid just above the minimum wage and, more importantly, the work was secure: 35 hours a week for 13 months. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
....Transline Group, one of the employment agencies at the centre of the Sports Direct scandal, has been axed from supplying temporary warehousing staff to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. Transline workers deployed in five of Amazon’s 12 UK warehouses are to be transferred to two rival employment agencies over the coming days and weeks in the latest blow to the recruitment group that was exposed by the Guardian in December 2015 for failing to pay its workers at Sports Direct the national minimum wage. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....30 an hour in “commission” on top of the £7. 20 an hour minimum wage no matter how much is collected from the service charge, according to staff and the Unite union. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
....So why is John Lewis reducing payouts to its workers, known as “partners” as they jointly own the business?. The introduction of the new minimum wage for over 25s – “the national living wage” – has increased costs for all retailers. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... Think of the hairdressers, warehouse workers and construction workers who are forced into self-employment by their employers for tax purposes. They could miss out on the minimum wage, holiday pay, job security and family-friendly rights. ...
Tesco to pay back thousands of underpaid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:24:00 AM
....". Business minister Margot James said Tesco's announcement showed the government's "approach to the enforcement of the minimum wage is clearly working". ...
Tesco to pay out nearly £10m to staff after payroll errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:56:20 AM
....Tesco is to reimburse 140,000 current and former staff members a total of £9. 7m after payroll errors meant they were paid below the national minimum wage. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....”. The Guardian’s investigation exposed how Sports Direct was failing to pay workers the minimum wage at its Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire after harsh financial deductions for clocking in slightly late and being forced to go through unpaid searches at the end of each shift. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
....”. Resolution calculates that a single person working full time on the minimum wage – earning £13,150 – will be £380 worse off by 2020. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
.... In reality, it’s a sticking plaster for a gaping wound. Hammond claiming people are “enjoying the security and dignity of work”, while offering a token rise in the national minimum wage, ignored the scandal of in-work poverty, and the nurses and shop staff working full-time but increasingly enduring evictions and food banks. ...
Philip Hammond urged to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:00:38 AM
....It came after the Guardian received correspondence from widowed parents after reporting on Harrington’s comments. Kirsten – who describes herself as Fred’s mum on Twitter – said that she was working part-time on minimum wage to support her child. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....Last week the ride-hailing app Uber was granted the right to appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that its drivers were not self-employed, but were workers. If upheld, it will mean Uber must pay the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
.... Nothing short of an emergency injection of cash in the budget, followed by the sustained and realistic funding of health and care will be enough. “The government must also ensure that all companies that win care contracts don’t exploit staff and pay at the very least the minimum wage. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....“The restoration of national control over EU migration may not therefore deliver a reduction in overall net migration. Further reducing EU migration is unlikely to provide a quick fix for low wages, since factors such as the national minimum wage, national living wage and inflation are more significant in driving or impeding real wage growth for low earners. ...
No bed of roses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:12:42 AM
....". While discussions about a minimum wage are continuing within the horticulture sector, Stephen Oburo from the Federation of Kenyan Employers, an affiliate of Kenya's Labour Ministry, claims that the onus should be shifted to employees rather than employers in order to exercise fair workers' rights. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... The oft-trumpeted flexibility has never been an advantage to people who need full-time, guaranteed work, many of whom have families to support. Nor does it let employers off the ethical hook about the disgraceful dearth of workers’ rights and protections, such as a minimum wage, holiday pay and sick pay. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
....There are Uber drivers who would beg to differ, including the 80 who submitted testimonies to Frank Field MP. Many argued that the fee they take home amounts to less than the minimum wage after deducting costs, and that once they’ve shelled out for a new car using a loan purchase agreement, they’re effectively trapped into driving for Uber, even if it unilaterally drops the prices it pays them. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....”. There is growing concern at Westminster that workers in the gig economy are missing out on important protections, including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
. People with learning disabilities should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage, says Rosa Monckton, a close friend of Princess Diana. ...
Police say they were 'authorized by McDonald's' to arrest protesters, suit claims image
....Police claimed they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s” to arrest protesting fast food workers, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The suit alleges that local police engaged in a “widespread and illegal campaign of surveillance and intimidation” against a local chapter of the Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization as it campaigned for an increase in the minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs, said the changes were part of a strategic plan that had been put in place more than a year ago when costs were falling. But he did acknowledge the changes would help offset rising costs resulting from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the apprenticeship levy and increases in commodities such as dairy goods and meat. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
.... After the three- or five-year term, when the student will have graduated, it is expected to change into a more traditional mortgage. Unlikely as it is that minimum wage shifts in the students’ union bar will cover the repayments, the student instead becomes a landlord, earning money from the spare rooms by renting them out. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
....". Mr Elliott, who was against the introduction of the minimum wage because he views it as a brake on productivity, says it is wrong for generations of UK politicians to think that everyone should do well in school and get lots of qualifications. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....”. The UK’s lowest-paid workers are also the target of a government campaign, launched on Monday, to increase awareness of the national living wage and minimum wage as well as encouraging employees to check whether they were being paid properly. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
.... Alongside the office worker who hopes to be a manager someday, there are the gig economy workers developing apps, possibly earning very little in the hope of a stellar payout in the future. There are the Deliveroo and Uber drivers and the care workers stuck on the minimum wage. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
.... . "My own personal wage is way below minimum wage," he explains, "and has been at the same level for almost five years, just £4 per hour. ...
Rate debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:58:04 AM
....Australia's conservative government did not oppose the changes, but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten - a one-time union leader - said they were "a kick in the guts". Australia has one of the highest minimum wages in the world, A$17. ...
Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber 'still viable' with no gig economy workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:32:09 PM
. Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber have admitted their businesses would remain viable if they were no longer allowed to rely on self-employed workers who do not receive sick pay, pensions or a guaranteed minimum wage. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....”. In the UK it is also wrestling with an employment tribunal ruling that some drivers should be considered workers rather than self-employed and therefore should be paid at least the minimum wage of £7. ...
Baby boomers don’t deserve to be punished | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 06:31:16 PM
....Now so many people don’t pay tax. They don’t earn enough money to pay tax on a zero-hours contract, or when earning less than the minimum wage. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....Sport Direct warehouse Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct will save almost £900,000 in business rates over the next five years on its warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, which has been compared to a Victorian workhouse. This saving will almost cover the £1m the company owes in back pay to thousands of workers after admitting it had paid them less than the minimum wage. ...
Argos to pay £2.4m to 37,000 workers paid less than minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:26:07 PM
....5m after a HMRC investigation. The catalogue and online retailer, which was bought by Sainsbury’s last year, wrote to staff on Thursday after it was found to have been paying less than the legal minimum wage to workers, because it was asking them to attend staff briefings and carry out security checks outside the working hours for which they were paid. ...
Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:14:42 PM
....The government has named and shamed a record 360 firms for underpaying their staff, with the list of offenders topped by Debenhams after nearly 12,000 of the department store’s workers were short-changed. The businesses, including large numbers of hair salons, hotels, care homes and retailers, failed to pay either the national minimum wage or the national living wage to more than 15,500 workers, according to the list published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. ...
Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 05:14:03 PM
....Margot James, the employment minister, said Taylor’s review was “hugely important in helping us understand whether employment rights need to change to keep up with the various new ways people can work”. In October the taxi-app company Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal case brought by drivers who demanded to be treated as workers with rights to the minimum wage and sick pay rather than as self-employed contractors. ...
£1.74 an hour: Jinn couriers complain over low earnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 03:51:19 PM
....Some takeaway delivery couriers say they are being paid as little as £1. 74 an hour, far below the national minimum wage. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....A cycle courier working for the delivery firm CitySprint won the right earlier this year to paid holidays and minimum pay. Food delivery firm Deliveroo was told last year it must pay its workers the minimum wage unless they are ruled self-employed by a court or HM Revenue & Customs. ...
Greece hopeful of imminent EU debt  deal     despite German warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:53:55 PM
.... It is also lobbying its EU creditors to allow it to reintroduce collective bargaining. The minimum wage is currently set by the state as part of an earlier bailout agreement. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....Last month Charlie Mayfield, the chairman of Waitrose’s parent group, the John Lewis Partnership, warned that retailers would have to absorb a big chunk of the rise in the cost of importing goods since the fall in the value of sterling after the UK voted to leave the EU. That only adds to increased costs from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the national living wage, as well as the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
....A year ago, just after the introduction of the new £7. 20 an hour minimum wage for over-25s, the supermarket also stopped paying Sunday and overtime rates for new shop workers. ...
No big pay rises for Britons despite inflation, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 12:15:18 PM
....The agents, who visited about 700 businesses and received pay information from 341, said employers’ labour costs were likely to rise after the introduction from April of the government’s apprenticeship levy. Further rises in minimum wage rates and an expansion of the government’s occupational pension plan to small employers would also push up the average cost of employment. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
....”. Dewhurst says that some gig employers are effectively getting away with paying below the national minimum wage when the other costs of doing the work are taken into account – maintaining a vehicle, any sick or holiday pay, admin expenses and so on. ...
Uber driver tells MPs: I work 90 hours but still need to claim benefits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:56:05 PM
....”. Hermes told the Guardian: “We remain confident in the legitimacy of our self-employed courier model, which facilitates flexible working and earnings well in excess of the national minimum wage. ...
Hermes driver among 'incredibly brave' workers to appear before MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:58:39 PM
....A Hermes delivery driver will on Monday tell MPs how the company cut his “gig economy” job after he struggled to hit targets while trying to juggle work with caring for his wife, who was dying of cancer. Peter Jamieson, 33, a former lorry driver, is one of seven workers who will give evidence to an inquiry into self-employment and the gig economy, which was prompted by a Guardian investigation that revealed some Hermes couriers were paid rates equivalent to less than the minimum wage and others felt forced to work through illness and bereavement. ...
Rising incomes mean nothing if prices rise even faster | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:43 AM
.... Rents were controlled, public transport was cheap and plentiful and work was more secure, with the employer shouldering more of the national insurance costs. Margaret Thatcher hit us with the perfect storm and there wasn’t a minimum wage until 1997, after several years of Thatcher and Nigel Lawson’s housing policies had made it necessary. ...
System is ‘close to failure’ as PM’s council raises tax for social care image
....So far, however, none has been forthcoming. Councils have seen their funding for adult social care cut by an average of 11% since 2010 and are having to make leaner budgets go even further due to demographic pressures and rising costs, as a result of tighter regulation and increases in the minimum wage, with NHS services taking extra strain in the absence of comprehensive provision. ...
How high street clothes were made by children in Myanmar for 13p an hour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:04:43 AM
....New Look, Sports Direct’s Lonsdale brand and H&M have all used factories found to have employed children, after several major brands switched their production to low-cost factories in Myanmar. Workers told investigators that they were paid as little as 13p an hour producing clothes for UK retailers – half the full legal minimum wage. ...
Guarantee minimum wage for gig economy workers, says Frank Field image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
. Theresa May should guarantee the minimum wage for self-employed workers for companies such as Uber and Hermes and prevent them from losing work with no notice, the Labour MP Frank Field has said. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
.... It got Airbnb users to feel part of something larger and strengthened their ties to the company, even when it meant that they were violating provincial laws. In most territories these firms operate outside of laws and regulations around minimum wages, health and safety, and tax collection… has exploiting these loopholes been key to their success?Absolutely – just as Amazon’s navigation of its sales tax obligations was key to its success over its first decade. ...
Textile firms paying UK workers £3 per hour, investigation finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 06:00:25 AM
. British-based factory workers producing garments for a string of top fashion brands are being paid less than half the legal minimum wage, a new undercover film claims. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
....There was, however, not much evidence that the bankers, the oil company executives and the Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs were listening. They know they are supposed to wring their hands about inequality and to say that something must be done to stem the tide of populism but they are not prepared to countenance anything that might help, such as higher minimum wages, more collective bargaining, higher taxes to pay for an expansion of education and training, and greater redistribution. ...
Harrods stops taking cut of tips in its restaurants after protests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:39:28 PM
.... He has since said the restaurant would scrap the charge from the end of January. Roux also apologised following a Guardian report in November which revealed that he had been paying some of his staff less than the minimum wage at his Mayfair restaurant, where the menu includes starters costing as much as £62. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 06:59:19 AM
.... Do double check as you may have unusual restrictions on your visa! procrastcreate. • Check Graduate Talent Pool, a government-funded internship site where all vacancies pay at least the national minimum wage. ...
Jingle tills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:08:49 PM
....Multinationals will flex their muscles a little more over pricing imported goods for the UK market. And costs will be rising as business rates are revalued and the minimum wage rises. ...
Bosses' bizarre excuses for failing to pay minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:52:13 AM
. A boss failed to pay the minimum wage to a worker because "she only makes the teas" - one of a string of bizarre excuses by employers. ...
'She only makes tea': worst excuses for not paying UK minimum wage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 06:30:12 AM
. Employers’ worst excuses for paying under the minimum wage have been revealed by ministers on the eve of a £1. ...
Mike Ashley criticises shareholders of Sports Direct over Keith Hellawell image
.... The group was relegated from the FTSE 100 in March. The crisis at Sports Direct was triggered by a Guardian investigation in 2015, which revealed that workers at its Derbyshire warehouse were paid less than the minimum wage. ...
Consumer spending slowed over Christmas period, Visa figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:01:01 AM
....”. She said the government could help to protect living standards with decent pay rises for public sector workers, continued rises in the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation and by ensuring that spending on projects such as rail and road improvements targets communities where decent jobs are in short supply. ...
The secret life of a food courier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 06:00:10 AM
....I’ve been a Deliveroo rider for a few months – I started in the summer when the riders had just been on strike. Management were trialling pay per delivery rather than the hourly pay, and without guaranteed income it would leave workers earning under the minimum wage. ...
Could Next be the new M&S: profitable but terminally unexciting? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 04:00:23 PM
....The company said store sales in the weeks before Christmas were down 3. 5%, and profits for 2017-18 could come in a full £100m below market forecasts thanks to extra costs from rises in the minimum wage for over-25s, business rates and the new apprenticeship levy. ...
Courier wins holiday pay in key tribunal ruling on gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 07:39:01 PM
....Dewhurst, who has made deliveries for tCitySprint for more than two years, does not receive a guaranteed wage, sick pay or holiday pay, because the company considers her an independent contractor. The tribunal found that her formal employment classification should be as a worker, and as such entitled to paid holiday, the national minimum wage and potentially sick pay. ...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:37:39 PM
.... We're under their control. We're not a mosaic of small businesses and that's why we deserve basic employment rights like the national minimum wage," she said. ...
Nearly 700 firms fined total of £1.4m for not paying minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:29:40 PM
....Nearly 700 firms, including Brighton and Hove Albion and Boris Becker’s favourite Wimbledon restaurant, have been fined nearly £1. 4m for paying staff below the minimum wage. ...
What’s wrong with spending your benefits on prosecco? Nothing | Phil McDuff image
.... The sub-inflation pay rises, wage theft and abusive conditions that plague many of the low-waged precariat – many of whom need to access the benefits system themselves to afford heat and shelter – must be endured without complaint or resistance because to do so would mark you out as a troublemaker who should be replaced from the swollen pool of reserve labour. Workfare can see job vacancies that would otherwise have paid at least minimum wage being occupied by someone on benefits. ...
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:49 PM
....However, their rival Glass Lewis, which supported Hellawell at last year’s AGM when it instead recommended a vote against Ashley’s reappointment, urged its clients to back the chairman again. The crisis at Sports Direct was triggered by a Guardian investigation in 2015, which revealed that workers at the firm’s Derbyshire warehouse were paid less than the national minimum wage. ...

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