Manufacturing

Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

Many employers are cancelling or deferring their 2020 pay awards, while around one in 7 have introduced a pay freeze,...

Jaguar Land Rover cuts temporary staff

17 Jun 2020

Jaguar Land Rover is to cut the number of temporary workers it employs on its factory floors, putting up to...

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Car industry faces more job losses: Bentley and Lookers

5 Jun 2020

Carmaker Bentley and dealership Lookers are the latest businesses in the automotive sector to announce job cuts.

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Rolls-Royce and The Restaurant Group confirm job losses

4 Jun 2020

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that 3,000 jobs will be lost in the UK, as part of reorganisation plans that will see...

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Nissan plant in Barcelona to close as Sunderland stays safe

29 May 2020

Hundreds of Spanish Nissan workers have burnt tyres outside a factory that the Japanese car maker has announced is to...

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TUC calls for ‘National Recovery Council’ to protect jobs and pay

20 May 2020

The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...

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Wave of job losses across Rolls-Royce, Ovo Energy and JCB

20 May 2020

Rolls-Royce is proposing a ‘major reorganisation’ that will involve at least 9,000 redundancies – around one-fifth of its global workforce....

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Frontline operational staff struggle to raise concerns

13 May 2020

People who work in frontline operational roles, such as those in construction and manufacturing, are less likely to have access...

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Clearer guidance needed as PM ‘encourages’ return to work

11 May 2020

Employers want more clarity on when and how their employees should return to work after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address...

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Return-to-work guidance: seven workplaces reconceived

5 May 2020

Over the weekend, leaked versions emerged of draft guidance that sets out how workplaces might be able to safely operate...

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Construction, automotive and hospitality firms reopen sites

23 Apr 2020

Construction giant Taylor Wimpey, which has announced a phased reopening of its building sites from Monday 4 May, is among...

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Barratt Homes

Housebuilding giant furloughs 5,500 employees

17 Apr 2020

Barratt Developments has temporarily laid off 85% of its staff but will pay them in full until the end of May.

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Regional jobs analysis reveals towns hit hardest by coronavirus crisis

16 Apr 2020

Crawley will be hardest hit in terms of jobs with Oxford among the least affected.

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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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Coronavirus: Vauxhall to shut plants

17 Mar 2020

Car manufacturer Vauxhall will close its Ellesmere Port plant for 10 days from today (17 March) over coronavirus fears.
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