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John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift

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'Structural change' in retailing prompts department store chain to axe nearly 400 roles.

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Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Shared from on 23 February 2017

Ahmed Fahour's decision comes after widespread criticism that his pay was 10 times what the PM earned.

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Women missing out on workplace pensions, says charity

Shared from on 22 February 2017

As many as 72,000 women fail to qualify for a workplace pension, as they have more than one employer.

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Self-employment driven by higher earners, says report

Shared from on 20 February 2017

People with good qualifications and higher earnings make up 57% of the new self-employed, a report says.

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Amazon plans 5,000 new jobs in UK

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Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the UK this year.

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Night Tube drivers balloted over strikes

Shared from on 20 February 2017

Drivers on the Night Tube are to be balloted over strike action as part of a long-running dispute over jobs.

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Uber investigates ‘abhorrent’ sexism claims

Shared from on 20 February 2017

After a scathing blog post by a former employee, Uber says it will investigate claims of sexual harassment.

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UK estate agents see bumper pay rises as property booms

Shared from on 20 February 2017

UK estate agents have seen a 7.2% pay increase over the last year, the same rise as house prices.

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Facebook bereavement leave: How long is long enough?

Shared from on 20 February 2017

Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?

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Venus Williams: ESPN’s Doug Adler sues over Australian Open sacking

Shared from on 16 February 2017

Sacked tennis commentator Doug Adler is to sue broadcaster ESPN, claiming he compared Venus Williams' tactics to a "guerilla", rather than a "gorilla".

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Hundreds of companies failing to pay minimum wage

Shared from on 16 February 2017

Debenhams and Subway among businesses which have failed to pay the National Minimum Wage.

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Further RMT strike date on Southern announced

Shared from on 15 February 2017

A one-day strike has been announced by members of the RMT union on the Southern rail network after talks to resolve a dispute failed.

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Jobless rate remains at 11-year low

Shared from on 15 February 2017

UK unemployment fell by 7,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to December, official figures show.

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Lloyds of London angers staff with workday boozing ban

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The insurance market's no-alcohol rule sounds the death knell for the traditional City lunch.

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A third of UK lives on inadequate income, says think tank

Shared from on 15 February 2017

Nearly a third of the population of Britain is living on an "inadequate" income, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

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