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Sainsbury’s to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

October 18,2017 on

Sainsbury's has said it will cut up to 2,000 jobs from its human resources staff as part of plans to reduce costs.

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Unemployment drops by 52,000 but jobless rate stays at same level

Shared from on 18 October 2017

UK unemployment fell by 52,000 in the three months to August to 1.4 million, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter - still at the lowest level since 1975.

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Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people

Shared from on 16 October 2017

The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has warned of a "pronounced" build up of debt among young people.

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Have you been nudged?

Shared from on 11 October 2017

Think the Nobel prize for economics has nothing to do with you? In some years that may well be true.

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BAE Systems ‘to axe more than 1,000 jobs’

Shared from on 9 October 2017

More than 1,000 jobs are set to be axed by defence contractor BAE Systems, the BBC understands.

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‘I was forced from my job for giving birth’

Shared from on 3 October 2017

The scale of maternity discrimination is being hidden because of the use of gagging orders when women who have lost their jobs settle out of court, experts have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

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100 Women: Do women on boards increase company profits?

Shared from on 2 October 2017

"Having women on company boards leads to better financial performance" came the headlines from report after report, highlighting a business statistic guaranteed to capture the imagination and prompt debate.

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Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

Shared from on 19 September 2017

The number of people on zero-hours contracts in their main job has fallen slightly, according to the latest official figures.

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Women ‘more likely to be paid less than minimum wage’

Shared from on 18 September 2017

Women make up the majority of workers whose employers fail to pay them the minimum wage, according to a report.

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PwC reveals black and Asian workers are paid 13% less

Shared from on 18 September 2017

Black, Asian and minority-ethnic staff (BAME) who work at PwC in the UK earn almost 13% less than other employees, according to figures provided by the professional services firm.

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Unemployment rate falls to 4.3% as wages stagnate

Shared from on 13 September 2017

UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3% from 4.4% in the previous quarter.

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Racism affects third of ethnic minority staff, says TUC

Shared from on 13 September 2017

More than a third of black or minority ethnic workers (BME) have been subject to racism at work, a study by the TUC trade union body suggests.

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Sports Direct ‘broke promise’ to axe zero-hours contracts

Shared from on 6 September 2017

Unite, the union, has accused Sports Direct of breaking promises to offer store staff guaranteed hours rather than zero-hours contracts.

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Lego to cut 1,400 jobs as sales slide

Shared from on 6 September 2017

Toymaker Lego is cutting 1,400 jobs worldwide in the face of falling sales and profits.

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McDonald’s faces first UK industrial action

Shared from on 4 September 2017

McDonald's workers are staging their first UK strike after walking out at two stores in a dispute over zero-hours contracts and conditions.

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