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....But the rank and file have also done well, boosted by strong unions and by a side effect of privatisation: it created competition among rail operators for train drivers. A pay offer rejected by Aslef members on Southern would have seen drivers earn more than £60,000 for a four-day week, before overtime. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
....But the rank and file have also done well, boosted by strong unions and by a side effect of privatisation: it created competition among rail operators for train drivers. A pay offer rejected by Aslef members on Southern would have seen drivers earn more than £60,000 for a four-day week, before overtime. ...
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.... Stockers and packers often work 11-hour shifts and walk up to 20 miles a day. They are given forced overtime and left unpaid for required tasks. ...
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.... Consequently, it has few standby drivers and requires others to come in on days off to fill gaps. So when Aslef banned overtime last month, partly to draw attention to the gap, it had to cancel a quarter of all services. ...
Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’ image
....”. He challenged Grayling: “Doesn’t he now accept that continuing to tolerate such ineptitude, expecting a rail service to rely on workers’ overtime and compromising safety accessibility simply won’t wash any longer, and he now has to call time on GTR?”. ...
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....The Resolution Foundation is right: the most radical idea in the Taylor review had little to do with the “gig” economy. Rather, it was the proposal that overtime should be paid at a rate higher than the national minimum wage. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....”. Torsten Bell, director of the Resolution Foundation thinktank, had a more positive response to some elements of the report, saying its ideas for a new minimum wage for overtime could have more far reaching benefits. ...
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
.... But Taylor could – and should – establish the principle that companies should pay a premium for flexibility. In regular work that is paid by the hour, companies expect to pay overtime. ...
UK workers earning £2.50 an hour prompts call for government action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....” – DPD driver. “I have been fined over £400 for being too sick to get to work for just one day and once I had to pay for a company employee’s overtime to come out on route with me whilst I sat next to him with a bucket in case I was sick. ...
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
....Tales of abusive working practices in the self-employed “gig” economy are no less shocking for being familiar. Try this testimony from a driver at Parcelforce, as related in the latest excellent report by Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey: “I have been fined over £400 for being too sick to get to work for just one day and once had to pay for a company employee’s overtime to come out on [the] route with me whilst I sat next to him with a bucket in case I was sick. ...
Virgin Trains feels heat after blaming delays on drivers taking rest days image
....”. Many on social media criticised Virgin Trains for relying on voluntary overtime, urging the rail company to employ more drivers to avoid future delays. ...
Southern rail crisis: Grayling given two weeks to make ruling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:29:06 PM
....”. The two-and-a-half-hour hearing was held as Southern drivers started an overtime ban which led to the cancellation of hundreds of services. ...
Southern axes quarter of trains as drivers' overtime ban begins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 10:58:36 PM
. Southern rail has axed a quarter of its train services as an overtime ban by driver's union Aslef comes into force. ...
Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings image
....If workers are fainting, it should be a clear indication that you need to do something more drastic. The minimum monthly wage in Cambodia is £120 and two hours’ overtime a day boosts it to between £150 and £190, depending on the factory. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Southern drivers are to be balloted for strikes over pay, threatening disruption at the start of the school holidays. Aslef members are due to start an overtime ban on 29 June, which will disrupt many services for Southern’s 300,000 passengers, but an all-out strike would stop trains completely. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... Management is both aggressive and duplicitous, publicly scolding workers for being too slow and making them promises they don’t keep, he says. His friend, who worked at the factory for two years and chooses to stay anonymous, says he was promised double pay for overtime hours but got only regular pay. ...
Revealed: the Romanian site where Louis Vuitton makes its Italian shoes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 08:00:33 AM
....“In Europe’s low-wage countries, workers rights and human rights at work are publicly a taboo and not protected at all,” said Bettina Musiolek of the Clean Clothes Campaign, which works to improve conditions in the industry. Louis Vuitton’s factories give workers weekends off, pay for overtime and use non-toxic chemicals, the spokeswoman said, facts confirmed by the Inspectoratul Teritorial de Munca, the labour inspectorate in nearby Sibiu. ...
Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 04:02:30 AM
....The reality of working in a factory making clothes for Ivanka Trump’s label has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and women being offered a bonus if they don’t take time off while menstruating. The Guardian has spoken to more more than a dozen workers at the fashion label’s factory in Subang, Indonesia, where employees describe being paid one of the lowest minimum wages in Asia and there are claims of impossibly high production targets and sporadically compensated overtime. ...
Worked to death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:35:37 PM
.... . It emerged she had barely slept after working more than 100 hours of overtime a month in the period leading up to her death. ...
Southern rail drivers suspend overtime ban in long-running dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:14:41 PM
. An overtime ban by drivers that was set to cause major disruption for Southern rail passengers from Sunday onwards has been suspended for two weeks. ...
Undercover activist detained at Ivanka Trump shoe supplier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:30:37 AM
....A Chinese activist has been detained while investigating alleged workers' rights abuses at a supplier for Ivanka Trump's shoe brand. Hua Haifeng was working undercover for the US-based China Labor Watch (CLW), which said he had witnessed examples of forced overtime and wage violations. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
.... It was only when I started reading it that I discovered he'd been penning porn," says Jamie, 29. Bodice-ripping sentences he stumbled over included "the job interviewer had just asked her to remove her jacket and silk blouse" and "her black brassiere was working overtime". ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... I was broke, in debt, and Walmart was one of the few employment options in town. I earned around $2,000 a month after putting in a lot of hours and snatching up overtime whenever it was offered, working 11 days in a row or taking long shifts. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....”. In February, Tesla worker Jose Moran published a blogpost that detailed allegations of mandatory overtime, high rates of injury and low wages at the factory, and revealed that workers were seeking to unionize with the United Auto Workers. ...
Southern rail users face fresh misery as drivers resume overtime ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:23:28 AM
. The respite from severe disruption for Southern rail passengers looks to be over, with train drivers refusing to work overtime from the end of May. ...
Macronomics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:46:22 AM
....But one thing in the President-elect's favour is that the strongest union in the private sector is now the moderate CFDT, which now has more clout than the more militant CGT. Mr Macron has no plans to scrap France's controversial 35-hour working week - a rule which doesn't ban long hours, but is a threshold which triggers overtime payment. ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
....Under the cuts, ministers had their salaries reduced by 20% and housing and car allowances for members of the advisory Shura Council were cut by 15%. Wage increases for lower-ranking civil servants were suspended, and overtime payments and annual leave capped. ...
'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
.... It's impossible to make ends meet when I have more outgoings and considerably less incomings. My partner and I could not afford electricity and had to go two days without it (we are on a pre-pay meter) and he is having to work overtime, resulting in me being overtired and stressed. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
. A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation. ...
Southern reaches new agreement with train drivers' union Aslef image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:57:48 PM
....Aslef members have taken six days of strike action in recent months, which crippled Southern services. The union also banned overtime, which caused further major disruption to Southern’s 300,000 passengers. ...
UK workers' sickness rates at record low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:48:29 PM
...."We are really a nation of mucus troopers, with people more likely to go to work when ill than stay at home when well. "Sickness absence rates have fallen steadily over the past decade, and let us not forget that working people put in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime each year. ...
UK workers record lowest rate of sick days since records began image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:48:44 PM
....She said: “We are really a nation of mucus troopers, with people more likely to go to work when ill than stay at home when well. “Sickness absence rates have fallen steadily over the past decade, and let’s not forget that working people put in billions of pounds’ worth of unpaid overtime each year. ...
Can bosses force employees to work overtime? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 03:05:59 PM
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Bridgend reels from jobs threat hanging over Ford plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:39 AM
....The Bridgend Ford workers are stung by the idea, contained in a leaked memo, that they are underperforming compared to other sites, including Dagenham in Essex. A second worker was scornful that the memo included the claim that overtime at Bridgend was double Dagenham’s. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:58:04 AM
....". In Australia, penalty rates in fact apply to working weekends, public holidays, overtime and late-night or early morning shifts. ...
London night tube drivers to vote on strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 09:08:48 AM
.... All other staff, including part-time night tube station staff are eligible to apply, it was claimed. The drivers are not eligible for overtime pay because they are contracted to work only 16 hours a week, the union added. ...
Merseyrail and Northern strike ballots open amid Southern deal collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 04:59:24 PM
....” Offers from Southern to indemnify drivers who now have responsibility for safely closing doors fall some way short of guarantees, drivers have said. But many are also weary, not just of their industrial action, which has meant pay lost through strikes and an overtime ban, but driving trains on a degraded and disrupted service. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
....Many drivers were angered when the terms of the deal were revealed in the following days, including concessions on a key principle that a train can run in certain circumstances with only a driver on board. But drivers had lost significant pay both through a series of strikes and an overtime ban from early December that had closed branch lines and severely disrupted services, and Aslef believed most would accept the deal its leadership had recommended. ...
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. ...
Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:20:20 PM
....”. As well as losing money through strike action, drivers have been hit by the ban on overtime, a regular source of income for many. ...
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
....”. According to Myanmar’s factories act, workers should not be expected to do more than 60 hours a week, including overtime, but workers reported longer hours in factories supplying New Look, Sports Direct, Henri Lloyd, Karrimor and H&M. ...
Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:38:40 PM
.... It is thought that GTR has reiterated an earlier offer – also made to the RMT – to always roster a second, safety-trained crew member but now with conditions where they could operate trains without them if necessary. A series of strikes by drivers had brought trains to a halt, while an overtime ban closed branch lines and severely disrupted services from early December until talks began. ...
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK's worst-performing rail firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:58:11 PM
....Most of Southern’s service was planned to be restored on Tuesday for the first time since early December, although 12 RMT drivers were officially on strike. Talks are continuing between Southern and Aslef, the main drivers’ union, which has called off a planned strike and ended an overtime ban in the protracted dispute over the role and responsibilities of crew. ...
Seaford: the town cut off by the Southern rail dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:55:17 PM
.... Talks between the drivers’ union, Aslef, and Southern’s owners, Govia Thameslink Railway, restarted and are continuing this week. Aslef has suspended a planned strike and, crucially for Seaford, lifted an overtime ban that has left Southern short of drivers and left this branch line virtually closed for almost two months. ...
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:09:30 PM
.... Brighton and Hove Albion FC says it lost £300,000 last year alone. Traffic density has risen sharply as people are forced to take to their cars, while the daily misery of cancelled, diverted and overcrowded trains grinds on for those struggling to travel on a network that relies very heavily on overtime to cover its schedule. ...
Southern rail to run full train service from Tuesday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:29:20 AM
....Southern will restore a full train service from next Tuesday after industrial action by drivers was suspended. The company said it would not be possible to reintroduce a full timetable before then because work rosters were issued before Aslef called off three strikes next week and lifted an overtime ban. ...
Southern rail strikes suspended as two sides agree to TUC talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 11:43:37 AM
.... He said the firm’s “focus and efforts now will be on productive talks with the union and trying to find a solution and a way forward”. Aslef is expected to formally confirm the suspension of its industrial action when talks begin at the TUC’s Congress House, including an overtime ban that has also affected services on the short-staffed rail network. ...
Southern rail conductors' strike to compound drivers' walkout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:12:01 PM
.... Drivers will stage their third day of strikes this week on Friday, halting virtually all of Southern’s 2,242 scheduled daily services. Southern’s trains were badly disrupted again on Thursday even without a strike, due to the knock-on effects of this week’s action and an overtime ban. ...
Southern rail operator appeals to supreme court to block drivers' strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 06:39:35 PM
....There was no immediate comment from the union to the new legal move. Aslef members are continuing to ban overtime, which has led to delays and cancellations. ...
Renewed strike action on Southern rail adds to commuter misery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:38:33 PM
....”. Further strikes are due on Wednesday and Friday, while services will also be severely disrupted on Thursday as the effects of the walkout and an overtime ban persist. ...
Latest Southern rail strike expected to cause severe disruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:15:31 PM
....Southern trains will be cancelled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the latest strikes on the commuter rail network, as part of a long-running dispute over driver-only services. Severe disruption is also expected on Thursday due to the knock-on effects of the walkout by members of the Aslef union, as well as a continuing overtime ban on a short-staffed network. ...
London Underground strike kicks off week of tube, air and rail walkouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:14:07 PM
.... It is laying on coaches from some of its key stations to neighbouring train networks, but said space would be limited and that the service was for essential travel. The company has said a ban by Aslef on drivers working overtime will also lead to severe disruption on days when there are no strikes. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
....But Trump and Trump’s voters have heard this argument before and they aren’t buying it. On the crowded floor of Detroit’s Cobo Center this week, and in the suites and conference rooms of its hotels, the car industry’s biggest brains will all be working overtime trying to figure out how to deal with the man their workers elected. ...
Southern rail, London Underground and BA staff to go ahead with strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 04:25:48 PM
....Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face a week of extreme disruption, with train drivers on strike on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. No trains will operate on the Southern network, which serves south London, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire, and there will be major disruption on Thursday from the knock-on effects of the strike and a continuing overtime ban. ...
Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:40:00 PM
....But Southern’s owning company, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said it was “a cynical ploy to minimise the impact on Aslef’s drivers’ pay packets and maximises misery, disruption and hardship for passengers”. The firm said there would still be major disruption: no trains will run at all on strike days, while an ongoing overtime ban will continue to disrupt services through the week. ...
Southern strike: Planned six-day strike split into two image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:13:43 PM
....General secretary Mick Whelan said the move did not mean the union was rolling back and warned of further strikes. Aslef said drivers would also strike on 24, 25 and 27 January and the overtime ban would continue. ...
Southern rail strike next week cut from six days to three image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 09:31:10 AM
....Southern’s passengers have suffered months of disruption because of industrial action, staff shortages and other problems. Aslef members are operating an overtime ban that is leading to services being cancelled or delayed every day. ...
Rising fares and crowded trains: the misery of Britain's rail users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....“So while the train strikes have made headline news, the sub-standard service has been an ongoing problem for commuters for at least the last year. When a company fails to employ enough staff to run a full service without asking those people to work overtime, it is clear that something is deeply wrong. ...
Southern rail passengers face new year disruption as strikes bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 10:40:07 AM
. Southern rail passengers have been told services will be severely disrupted over the next few days because of a fresh strike by guards and an ongoing overtime ban by drivers. ...
Head of Japan's top ad firm to quit after new recruit's death from overwork image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 08:12:47 AM
. The head of Japan’s biggest advertising agency is to resign, as prosecutors launch an investigation into his firm for enforcing excessive overtime after an overworked employee took her own life. ...
Dentsu chief resigns after overworked employee commits suicide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 05:28:48 PM
. The head of Japanese advertising group Dentsu is to step down following the suicide of an employee who had worked hundreds of hours of overtime. ...
Southern train swaps rail for road, causing fresh delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:14:20 AM
....The 25-year-old, who lives in Crystal Palace, said it was impossible not to see the “complete irony” of the situation. A ban on overtime by drivers on Southern has caused delays and cancellations for commuters, while services were halted for three days last week when members of Aslef went on strike. ...
UK car exports soar to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:01:31 AM
....UK car exports jumped to 1. 25m, the highest ever, after factories put on more shifts and increased overtime to meet the demand for British-made vehicles. ...
UK airport staff call off 48-hour strike, union says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 05:39:24 PM
....It said "detrimental" changes to terms and conditions were linked to the deal. Conditions included freezing overtime payments for the foreseeable future and restructuring pay. ...
Southern train strikes: MP calls for rail ombudsman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:31:31 AM
....Southern said services during the strike would be "significantly disrupted" with no trains on some routes and no service after 18:00 GMT on others. Previous RMT strikes have affected about 40% of services, but Southern said an overtime ban instigated by the train drivers' union Aslef would add to the disruption. ...
Union leader says No 10 demonising working people in strikes row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 05:54:12 PM
....Len McCluskey, the Unite leader, was responding to comments made by a Downing Street spokesman about walkouts by rail, air, Post Office and Weetabix workers. Industrial action by Southern rail conductors in the RMT union and a continuing ban on overtime by drivers in the Aslef union were expected to cause further disruption for 300,000 passengers on Monday and Tuesday. ...
No 10 accuses striking workers of 'contempt for ordinary people' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:01:02 PM
....”. Industrial action by conductors in the RMT union on the Southern rail franchise – coupled with a continuing ban on overtime by drivers in the Aslef union – is expected to bring a second week of havoc to 300,000 passengers between London and the south coast on Monday and Tuesday. ...
Downing Street distances itself from Grayling calls for anti-strike laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
.... Of course, we will keep under review how these measures are working in practice,” the source said. Industrial action by conductors in the RMT union on the Southern rail franchise – coupled with a continuing ban on overtime by drivers in the Aslef union – is expected to bring a second week of havoc to 300,000 passengers between London and the south coast on Monday and Tuesday. ...
Strikes show contempt says Downing Street image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:34:53 AM
....Meanwhile, guards at Southern rail will strike on Monday and Tuesday in a dispute over the role of conductors. Along with a continuing ban on overtime by drivers in Aslef, the action will cause more misery for Southern's 300,000 passengers. ...
Southern rail row: Conductors begin two-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:24:28 AM
.... . Last week, the drivers' union Aslef began an overtime ban as well as holding two strikes. ...
Talks planned to avert pre-Christmas airports staff strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 03:18:00 PM
....It said workers were also angry that "detrimental" changes to terms and conditions had been linked to the pay deal. Conditions included freezing overtime payments for the foreseeable future and restructuring pay. ...
Baggage handlers down suitcases as Britons get ready for wave of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:42:55 AM
.... About 300,000 passengers were affected when Southern cancelled all its 2,242 weekday services. An overtime ban in place by drivers in the Aslef union will compound the effects of a two-day strike on Southern services by RMT conductors starting on Monday. ...
Airport workers' strike could disrupt Christmas flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:46:12 PM
....5% to reject a three-year pay deal. The unionsaid the offered barely keeps pace with inflation, while eroding terms and conditions, including freezing overtime payments. ...
Airport staff in pre-Christmas strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:37:38 PM
....It said workers were also angry that "detrimental" changes to terms and conditions had been linked to the pay deal. Conditions included freezing overtime payments for the foreseeable future and restructuring pay. ...
Southern cancels all services as strike continues for third day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:01:45 AM
....”. The strike will last through Friday, but an overtime ban by drivers will continue to cause disruption for the foreseeable future on the understaffed network. ...
Southern rail dispute talks end without agreement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 03:57:54 PM
....Drivers will go ahead with a 24-hour strike on Friday, again forcing Southern to cancel all of its 2,242 weekday services, affecting around 300,000 passengers. The strike action that shut down the entire network for two days this week was in a brief hiatus on Thursday, although an driver overtime ban led to some delays and cancellations. ...
UK interest rates are going nowhere in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:22:56 PM
....Elsewhere, though, it is a different story. The European Central Bank has recently announced an extension of its quantitative easing programme and the Bank of Japan is working overtime to keep deflation at bay. ...
Southern rail operator says strikes will hit its costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:18:20 AM
....Southern services have been severely disrupted this week after a 48-hour strike by drivers in the Aslef union. It ended at midnight, but services are expected to remain badly disrupted on Thursday, while the drivers will continue with an overtime ban and will strike again on Friday unless there is a breakthrough in a row over driver-only trains. ...
Southern warns of 'severe' rail disruption after strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:21:34 AM
....The two-day walkout ended at midnight but all routes are expected to be affected throughout Thursday. A reduced service is operating across the Southern network with no service on some routes due to the ongoing overtime ban by Aslef drivers. ...

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