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Harrods restaurant workers win battle to receive 100 per cent of service charge

January 23,2017 on

Harrods restaurant staff have won a battle with bosses and will now receive 100 per cent of the service charge after the company backed down.

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All the world’s a stage, and all interview candidates must learn to play their parts

Shared from on 20 January 2017

On Monday morning I walked into a cold room in central London for a job interview. It didn't go well...

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400 jobs go as Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks cut branches by a third

Shared from on 19 January 2017

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank are to close one third of their branches this year with the loss of 400 jobs and potential inconvenience to tens of thousands of account-holders.

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Judges win landmark fight over discrimination in pensions

Shared from on 17 January 2017

More than 200 judges have won a landmark ruling that the lord chancellor unlawfully discriminated against them by making changes to their pensions based on age.

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Bosses track you night and day with wearable gadgets

Shared from on 15 January 2017

Companies are fitting thousands of their staff with body-worn tracker devices that check how much sleep they have, how well they work

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Stagnant pay means taking the pain of rising prices on the chin

Shared from on 11 January 2017

Rising inflation in Britain can be taken as read and is given an additional fillip by the pound’s latest wobble.

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Unions attack Post Office branch closures

Shared from on 11 January 2017

The Post Office is to close another 12 per cent of its main branches with the loss of hundreds of jobs, unions claim.

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Unions threaten walkout in Royal Mail pension row

Shared from on 6 January 2017

Trade unions at Royal Mail are threatening the first national strike in eight years after plans to ditch its final-salary pension scheme were revealed.

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Shorter rail strikes are a ‘cynical ploy’

Shared from on 5 January 2017

Striking train drivers were accused yesterday of a “cynical ploy” to cause maximum chaos to commuters while minimising the impact on their own pay packets.

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Locums defy NHS pay curbs to take home £300,000 a year

Shared from on 4 January 2017

Some hospital locum doctors have been working continuously for three years on rates of more than £300,000 a year despite an NHS pledge to cap earnings, new figures show.

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We need more skilled staff from abroad, not fewer

Shared from on 3 January 2017

Theresa May wasn’t joking when she defended as a “good system” the Tier 2 visas that control skilled hirings from outside the European Economic Area.

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Rail fares six times higher than in Europe

Shared from on 3 January 2017

Rail commuters are paying up to six times as much as their counterparts in Europe after the latest round of inflation-busting fare increases.

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Universities accused of stifling free speech by gagging ex-staff

Shared from on 30 December 2016

British universities have been accused of coercing thousands of former staff into signing deals preventing them from speaking out about why they left.

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Listen to your inner slacker: it’s the best way to meet your work goals

Shared from on 30 December 2016

Twenty five years ago an era-defining book was published. This was Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture and one of its big themes was an ambivalence towards work.

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Optimistic employers predict happy new year for hiring new staff

Shared from on 13 December 2016

Employers across the UK have shrugged off economic uncertainty from the Brexit vote, reporting the most optimistic outlook on hiring plans in three years.

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