Retail

Supermarket workers at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection

Essential workers in supermarkets are at a much higher risk of coronavirus infection than the general population, with those in...

Young people and ethnic minorities most likely to be laid off after furlough

28 Oct 2020

Young people and ethnic minorities were most likely to be made unemployed after coming off furlough, according to a report...

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GAP may close all clothing stores in Europe

23 Oct 2020

The retailer moots replacing stores with a franchise model in response to significant losses.

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Chancellor revamps Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an update to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), including for workers in England where tier 2 restrictions apply.

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PwC to resign as Boohoo auditor after working conditions inquiry

19 Oct 2020

In the latest sign of growing fears among the large accountancy firms over reputational damage, PwC is set to resign as auditor of fashion retailer Boohoo.

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Tesco report was not a valid job evaluation study, tribunal finds

15 Oct 2020

The campaign to gain equal pay for up to half a million supermarket workers received a setback yesterday at an employment tribunal.

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

12 Oct 2020

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

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Tesco to create 16,000 new jobs as online sales soar

7 Oct 2020

Tesco has announced it will create 16,000 new permanent jobs, with many of the roles going to staff who joined...

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GDPR: H&M fined record £32m for intrusive ‘people analytics’

6 Oct 2020

H&M Group has been fined €35.3m (£32.1m) by an information commissioner in Germany for intrusive data collection and analysis of...

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Tesco job report could speed up equal pay case

5 Oct 2020

A job evaluation study by Tesco allegedly showed jobs in stores and distribution centres were equal.

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Dismissed Lidl worker claims to follow ancient Hellenistic philosophy

24 Sep 2020

Stoicism – an ancient philosophy – is a protected characteristic, rules tribunal.

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John Lewis scraps staff bonus

18 Sep 2020

John Lewis and Waitrose staff will not receive a bonus next April for the first time in more than 60...

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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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B&Q reinstates worker who had Covid-19 after appeal

10 Sep 2020

A woman with Covid-19 was initially dismissed from her job for failing to follow absence procedures.

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Iceland creates 3,000 jobs following online boom

9 Sep 2020

Supermarket Iceland has created 3,000 new jobs in response to a surge in online grocery shopping.
The jobs include extra...

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