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British Airways Pilots set for Summer strike after court ruling

British Airways has lost an appeal aimed at halting planned strike action by its pilots. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) voted in favour of industrial action on 22 July, after three days of negotiations failed to resolve the dispute. BA-owner IAG sought an injunction to prevent the strike in the High Court, but it […]

Ryanair boss warns as many as 900 jobs at risk

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has warned staff to prepare for job cuts in the coming weeks, saying the airline has 900 too many pilots and cabin crew. In a video message to workers, he said redundancies would be announced by the end of August, although he did not put an exact number on the losses. […]

Majority of businesses failing to address technical debt

New research has revealed that technical debt is a significant issue for 84% of organisations – limiting their ability to respond quickly to customer demand with new software feature releases. This figure shows that despite tech debt being a very common issue, business leaders have not yet taken the necessary steps to manage this. The […]

Majority of employers say attracting and retaining talent top objective

Almost three-fifths (56%) of employers cite attracting and retaining talent as the top objective for their benefits strategy in 2019, compared to 82% in 2018, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits. Its Innovation generation: The big HR tech disconnect 2019/20 report, which surveyed 380 global HR and reward professionals with responsibilities in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, […]

Just Eat agrees to combine with Takeaway.com in £8.2 billion deal

Just Eat has agreed a deal in principle to combine with Dutch rival Takeaway.com to form one of the world’s largest food delivery firms. The joint group would be valued at about £8.2bn, and bring together businesses that process 360 million annual orders worth €7.3bn (£6.6bn). Just Eat is considered by analysts to have a […]

Nissan to now cut 12,500 jobs worldwide

Japanese car giant Nissan has said it will cut 12,500 jobs around the world, more than double the amount previously announced. It will reduce its production capacity and the number of models it produces by 10% by the end of 2022, but it did not say where the cuts will fall. It comes as the […]

Just Eat in talks to be taken over by Dutch company Takeaway.com

Food delivery service Just Eat has confirmed it is in talks to be taken over by Dutch company Takeaway.com. A statement released by Just Eat said: “The possible combination may be implemented by way of an offer for Just Eat by Takeaway.com.” Based on current market value, Just Eat and Takeaway.com would have combined worth […]

Sports Direct regrets House of Fraser rescue

Sports Direct says it regrets rescuing House of Fraser in its much-delayed results, which revealed a €674m (£605m) tax bill from Belgium authorities. The firm, which bought the department store out of administration a year ago, said: “If we had the gift of hindsight we might have made a different decision in August 2018.” It described […]

How to be world-class: sellers take note

By Richard Hilton, Managing Director EMEA, Miller Heiman Group Richard Hilton, Managing Director EMEA at global sales consultancy Miller Heiman Group, discusses why sales leaders need to look beyond surface growth figures and build a cohesive, data-led strategy to guide businesses through difficult economic times On the face of it, sellers appear to be on […]