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EMPLOYERS FORCING WORKERS INTO ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS SAYS CONCILIATION SERVICE ACAS

Hairdressers, cleaners and construction workers are being told they have to become self-employed so their employer could avoid the costs of sick, holiday or maternity pay, it has been revealed. Callers to the helpline of the conciliation service Acas also disclosed that offers of work dried up if they became pregnant or had a serious illness. Some workers who […]

RBS

RBS TO CUT 400 PLUS UK JOBS AND OUTSOURCE THEM TO INDIA

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans as it shifts many of the roles to India. The state-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help to handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. But the company, which owns RBS and NatWest, added […]

NHS trusts worst deficits ever

POST BREXIT WORKFORCE PLAN URGED TO PREVENT NHS RECRUITMENT CRISIS

An urgent post-Brexit workforce plan is needed amid warnings of a recruitment crisis in the NHS and care sector, the Government is being warned. New statistics showed that the number of EU nationals working in health and social care has increased by 72% in the last eight years. An analysis by the GMB union revealed there are […]

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EUROPE FACING HUGE 350,000 CYBER SECURITY WORKERS SKILLS GAP BY 2022

European firms are poised to hire a large number of cyber-security professions in the next 12 months to fight the increasing threat posed by hackers. The overall cyber-security skills shortage may rise to 350,000 workers in Europe by 2022 and firms across the continent are now intent on avoiding that possibility. Organisations across Europe are […]

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LEON PLANNING TO OPEN OUTLETS IN THE US FOLLOWING CASH INJECTION

Healthy fast food chain Leon is planning to launch in the US after receiving a £25 million cash injection from a Swiss private equity firm. The restaurant group has secured backing from Spice Private Equity, which now holds a majority stake in the company alongside co-founder John Vincent and long-term investor Active. Leon currently has […]

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ROBOTS TAKING JOBS FROM TRAVEL AGENTS TO TRANSLATORS – AND WRITERS COULD BE NEXT

Robots are taking over an increasing numbers of jobs, with automation replacing posts such as pharmacy assistants, travel agents and translators, a study reveals. Two-thirds of the fastest-declining jobs are linked to increased automation and technological advances, said jobs site Adzuna. Illustrators and writers also feature in a list of declining occupations caused by automation. […]