Manufacturing

Garment workers ‘robbed’ of £27m in wages since July

The government has been accused of inaction over alleged worker exploitation in textile factories that supply major clothing brands, with...

Ford to discuss reinventing post-pandemic pensions at EB Reset 2020

16 Sep 2020

Oliver Payne, international pensions and data analytics manager at car manufacturer Ford, will discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted...

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Cross-party MPs add to pressure on Sunak to extend furlough

11 Sep 2020

MPs on the Treasury Select Committee call on the government for targeted support for specific sectors after 31 October.

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Extend furlough for critical sectors or risk losing skills, says Make UK

7 Sep 2020

The UK will fall behind its competitors and risk a loss of key skills if the furlough scheme is not extended for critical sectors, manufacturers warn.

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Sickness absence rates edge higher

2 Sep 2020

The UK’s median absence rate has risen slightly meaning that the typical employee now takes 6.4 days off sick each...

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Dr Martens shows furlough scheme a clean pair of heels

13 Aug 2020

Shoe and boot firm returns furlough funds after being buoyed by significant online sales during the lockdown.

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Mayors launch campaign for self-isolation ‘wages’

10 Aug 2020

Time Out to Help Out campaign aimed at ensuring employees are paid their full normal wage if they are requested to self-isolate and are unable to work from home.

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Number of employers expecting job cuts goes up by half

10 Aug 2020

One in three organisations expects to cut jobs in the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest Labour Market...

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‘Alarm’ over gaps in worker support goes unheeded say MPs

29 Jul 2020

Repeatedly raised concerns over gaps in support for workers and businesses during the coronavirus crisis continue to go unheeded, a...

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Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

25 Jun 2020

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

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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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