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Outsourced staff lose out on wages and rights, says TUC

The TUC says labour laws need "beefing up" to protect the rights of workers employed by outsourcing firms. The union body says such workers cannot challenge the "parent" company over minimum wage or holiday pay abuses. The TUC has called on the government to give subcontracted workers the right to challenge the end employer. The [...]

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US stock market slides as China retaliates to Trump tariffs

The opening salvos of a tariff spat between the US and China that some observers fear could escalate into a full-blown trade war sent jitters through Wall Street on Monday. Stock markets fell after Beijing hit back against Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium with a swath of retaliatory duties on [...]

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Offshoring jobs and buying robots creates better new jobs, say economists

Buying robots to take over repetitive jobs and offshoring basic tasks to foreign workers is not bad for employment in the UK - instead, it creates more and better paid jobs. Overall productivity receives a boost as relatively unproductive jobs are automated or performed more cheaply overseas, freeing up resources domestically for higher productivity work. [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Offshoring jobs and buying robots creates better new jobs, say economists

China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to safeguard China's interests and balance losses [...]

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EU official seeks ‘clear game plan’ on social media and elections

A senior EU official has called for action against internet companies that harvest personal data, as Brussels prepares to move against those spreading “fake news” following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. Sir Julian King, the European commissioner for security, wants “a clear game plan” on how social media companies are allowed to operate during political campaigns [...]

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Esther McVey: Saturday jobs help teenagers prepare for work

Esther McVey said she did not think they were "lazy" but there had been a "significant decrease" in the number of teenagers working on a Saturday. She told the Daily Telegraph there had been a fall of up to 60% in the numbers of young people with weekend jobs. As a result many lacked the [...]

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US may tie social media to visa applications

The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US. The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts. They would have to disclose all social media identities [...]

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Industry planning jobs cull to offset Brexit

More than a fifth of manufacturing firms are planning to lay off workers to cope with the costs of Brexit, according to a survey that suggests the sector is already losing business. More than one in 10 (11%) of manufacturers say that they have already lost contracts, according to Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply [...]

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Schools cutting posts amid ‘funding catastrophe’

The crisis of school funding in England is turning into a catastrophe, the largest teaching union has said. Kevin Courtney, general secretary of the National Education Union, said schools were not absorbing budget cuts, instead many were cutting posts and increasing class sizes. He highlighted research with his union suggesting many schools were covering classes [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schools cutting posts amid ‘funding catastrophe’

Tony Blair: It is not too late to stop Brexit

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it is not too late to stop Brexit, as the UK reaches one year to go until it leaves the European Union. Mr Blair, a Remain campaigner, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that it was "more likely... than a few months ago" that Brexit could be stopped. [...]

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