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Unions and retailers at odds over warehouse social distancing

Warehouse workers and delivery drivers register concerns over lack of social distancing in workplace.

Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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Arcadia to defer pension contributions as coronavirus hits cashflow

30 Mar 2020

Arcadia Group defers pension payments to stave off Covid-19 cash crisis...

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Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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Met Police asks retired officers to return

27 Mar 2020

The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay...

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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‘Don’t ignore health emergency and continue to put staff at risk’, say MPs

26 Mar 2020

Many employers are still not “doing the right thing” during the current lockdown and forcing non-essential staff to go into...

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Doctors on verge of walkout over lack of protective equipment

25 Mar 2020

Doctors and other medical staff are threatening to quit frontline NHS work because they feel there is inadequate safety equipment....

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Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

23 Mar 2020

Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda have embarked on a hiring spree in order to meet high demand.
As...

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Key workers list published: children can remain at school

20 Mar 2020

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

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NHS invites retired doctors and nurses to return

20 Mar 2020

Senior health officials have called on 65,000 retired NHS doctors and nurses to return to the profession to support the...

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UK-wide school closures could be imminent

18 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has said that decisions will be taken “imminently” on school closures in England after devolved parliaments in...

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CBI: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of jobs will be lost

17 Mar 2020

Business group the CBI has told MPs that “hundreds of thousands” of jobs could be at risk due to the...

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Laura Ashley to appoint administrators as coronavirus hits funding bid

17 Mar 2020

Struggling fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley is to appoint administrators in what is thought to be one of the...

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Amazon hires 100,000 workers to deal with demand

17 Mar 2020

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US to deal with a surge in online sales...

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