Voice of the Employee

Delta Airlines tells staff to buy video games not join the union

Delta Airlines is facing significant criticism after posters discouraging its staff from joining a union were widely shared online. “Union dues cost around $700 [£540] a year,” one of the posters states. “A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun. Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the […]

Amazon accused of failing pregnant workers

A US woman is suing Amazon, alleging that she was sacked because she was pregnant, raising more questions about working conditions in its warehouses. According to tech news site CNET, the online retailer has been involved in seven similar legal cases brought by pregnant warehouse workers in the past eight years. All of these women allege […]

Google accused of retaliating against harassment protest organisers

Organisers of a series of walkouts in protest of Google’s treatment of women have said they have since become victims of retaliation by the company. In November, 20,000 employees walked out of their offices demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with at Google. Now, in an internal email published by Wired, […]

Ted Baker to ‘refresh’ its employee procedures after forced hugging row

Fashion chain Ted Baker intends to “refresh” its policies and procedures after an investigation into the “forced hugs” scandal that led to the departure of boss Ray Kelvin. It said the investigation by a law firm into allegations against its founder had ended, but would not comment on the specific matters raised. The review had […]

Waterstones staff hand in petition calling for living wage

Staff at Waterstones have delivered a petition to the book chain’s managing director calling for higher wages for its lowest paid workers. They’re backed by authors Philip Pullman, Joanne Harris and Nikesh Shukla who with 2,494 others signed an open letter to boss James Daunt. The petition calls for minimum pay of £9 an hour. […]

UK workers productivity continues to fall as the puzzle remains unsolved

UK workers’ productivity fell again in the final three months of last year, down by 0.1% compared with the same quarter a year ago. It was the second year-on-year quarterly fall in a row, after a 0.2% drop in the July-to-September period. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the “productivity puzzle” had been a […]

Wren Kitchens named the UK’s best retail employer

Wren Kitchens, the UK’s number one kitchen retailer, has been named the country’s best retail employer in a definitive survey conducted by the world’s biggest jobsite Indeed. Wren, which employs more than 4,400 people nationwide, claimed the top spot in the Indeed league table ahead of household names, such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer […]

The top workplace perks to keep employees happy

Liberty Games have surveyed office workers across the country to discover what factors or ‘perks’ would decrease their stress and increase their happiness at work. The average employee will spend over 92,000 hours at work during their lifetime, so having a great working environment is important. Not only are happy employees more likely to avoid […]