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TIME TO PUT THE ECONOMY BACK ON TOP OF THE AGENDA SAYS CBI CHIEF

Business leaders have called on politicians to reassure the markets and protect the economy. CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn said politicians should now “get their house in order” and form a functioning government. “Politicians must act responsibly, putting the interests of the country first and showing the world that the UK remains a safe destination for […]

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BA passengers still waiting for compensation after bank holiday chaos

Passengers have told of continued delays in receiving compensation after a British Airways system outage caused travel chaos for tens of thousands. Almost two weeks after more than 670 flights were cancelled due to a power failure over the spring bank holiday weekend, several customers told the Press Association that they had struggled to get […]

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SOME RELIEF FOR BA AS CABIN CREW SUSPEND FOUR DAY STRIKE

British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. BA had said the crew’s pay and rewards are in line with competitors but Unite said the action was about benefits not being reinstated for crew […]

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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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TIME TO RETHINK THE CONTACT CENTRE: NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CHASM BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY

Long held stereotypes around call centre workers are deterring skilled workers and putting one of the UK’s largest industries, and opportunities for talent development and career enhancement, at risk. A new report, commissioned by outsourced contact centre specialists Kura in partnership with Ember Services, sets out to understand what the contact centre adviser of the […]

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UBER FIRES 20 PEOPLE OVER SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND BULLYING ALLEGATIONS

Uber has fired more than 20 people, and is taking other actions against staff, after a harassment investigation. The taxi-app firm said the sackings related to sexual harassment, bullying and issues about poor company culture. Uber has been under fire over its treatment of women staff since a former employee wrote a scathing blog post […]

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TROUBLED UBER LOSSES NARROW BUT THIRD SENIOR EXEC IN A WEEK QUITS

Uber’s head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is leaving the company, the third senior executive the ride hailing firm has lost this week. Uber said losses narrowed in the first three months of 2017 to $708m (£549m) from $991m in the previous quarter. The company does not report financial results publicly, but said it was “on […]