Monday, 6 December 2021

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UK pay growth hits 4% for first time since 2008 but hiring slows

LONDON: Britain’s workers received their biggest pay rises in more than 11 years this summer as the unemployment rate fell back to its lowest since the mid-1970s, official data showed. But there were some signs of nervousness among employers as the latest deadline for Brexit approached. Hiring was weaker than ...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints

NEW YORK: McDonald’s Corp was accused in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund ...

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Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

NEW YORK: Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed ...

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KFC fined nearly £1m after workers scalded in Teesside

LONDON: A fast food restaurant has been fined nearly £1m after a catalogue of errors left two workers with agonising burns from boiling hot gravy. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) worker Joshua Arnold was scalded across his arms when a boiling tub of gravy tilted and spilled as he took it ...

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Zero-hours contracts workers ‘face £1,000 pay penalty’

LONDON: Workers on zero-hours contracts typically earn £1,000 a year less than permanent employees, according to Resolution Foundation research. People on the controversial contracts face a “precarious pay penalty” of 6.6%, or 93p an hour, the think tank has estimated. For those who earn the least, the size of the ...

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London Underground staff to stage 24-hour strike in new year

LONDON: Thousands of London Underground workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in the new year in a dispute over jobs. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) will walk out from 6pm on Sunday 8 January. The unions are embroiled ...

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