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Migrants face less discrimination than their adult children

The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.

Amsterdam

Netherlands top in Europe for automation readiness

17 Jan 2020

UK is fourth but workers are battling slow tech that is eroding productivity.

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Why cultural training is vital for overseas assignments

15 Jan 2020

Overseas projects often fail when employees and their families are not prepared for life abroad. Janette Hiscock looks at why...

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Black managers sue McDonald’s over racial discrimination in US

9 Jan 2020

McDonald's is facing a lawsuit in the US accusing it of discriminating against African-American customers and staff. 

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Sydney

Australia rejects visa-free immigration deal with UK

6 Jan 2020

The Australian government is not keen on the idea of an influx of unskilled UK labour heading Down Under after Brexit.

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Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

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Former France Télécom managers jailed following staff suicides

20 Dec 2019

French telecom company Orange and three former senior executives have been found guilty of collective moral harassment in the way...

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UK slips down global gender equality rankings

17 Dec 2019

The UK is falling behind in a global index of gender equality according to the World Economic Forum. In 2019 the UK ranked 21st in the WEF global index...

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EU visitors to UK will need three days’ notice before travelling

2 Dec 2019

Citizens of EU countries will need US-style ESTA pre-approval to enter the UK after Brexit.

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Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’

28 Nov 2019

The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...

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Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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UK workers in Europe lose opportunities over Brexit uncertainty

15 Nov 2019

Loss of freedom of movement affects job prospects of UK workers.

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Labour would retain freedom of movement for NHS staff

13 Nov 2019

A Labour government, post-Brexit, would retain freedom of movement from the EU for NHS medical professionals, shadow health secretary Jonathan...

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Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

11 Nov 2019

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

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McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance

4 Nov 2019

Steve Easterbrook contravened company values with consensual romantic relationship with colleague.

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