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Nissan gets nod for £250m UK expansion | Financial Times

Nissan will spend £250m on expanding its UK factory and increasing its workforce, amid a resurgence in the car sector as manufacturing shows growing …

Ed Miliband to GMB boss: I will reform funding of the Labour party

Ed Miliband will say to the boss of Britain's third largest union that he is determined to press ahead with reforming the Labour party's funding in the aftermath of his organisation's decision to slash its affiliation funds by more than £1m.<p>The Labour leader is prepared to tell Paul Kenny that the …

Events

The Big Pay Debate: How do we create a fairer system of pay? - Labour Party Conference 2013<p><b>Monday 23 September 2013<br>6:00pm</b><p><b>Castor & Pollux<br>165 Kings</b> …

Hovis bakery workers in Wigan strike

<b>More than 200 production staff at Wigan's Hovis bakery have begun a week-long strike in a row over contracts and pay.</b><p>Shoppers will see a reduction in bread and crumpets on shop shelves due to the walkout, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said.<p>Staff balloted for strike action over …

Wigan

Burnley named most enterprising place in Britain

Burnley is celebrating after being named the most enterprising place in Britain. The Lancashire town received the accolade for its ongoing commitment …

Italian factory owner moves company to Poland while staff are on holiday

It was an audacious move that has divided public opinion in Italy and brought into focus the country’s low productivity and high labour cost crisis.<p>Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, …

Working sixty hours a week is dangerous

20% of Britons have worked an ‘all nighter’ – but working twelve hours a day is considered ‘dangerously or unsustainably hard’<p>Pressure is building on …

Scottish ministers seize on English call for 'borderlands' pact

Talks about new cross-border cooperation between councils in northern England and southern Scotland are to be held, after Scottish government ministers leapt to capitalise on calls for a "Borderlands" initiative from north east English councils late last month.<p>In the Scottish Borders town of …

Employers failing to pay minimum wage to be named and shamed

More employers will be named and shamed if they fail to pay the minimum wage, the government insisted today.<p>The powers to name and shame employers …

Zero-hours charities: the truth behind the controversy

Sports Direct, McDonald's and Amazon have been at the centre of the zero hours contracts furore this week, following a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) survey, which showed that one million of the UK's workforce might be on zero hours contracts.<p>But charities have also been …

UK wages decline among worst in Europe

<b>Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures.</b><p>The figures, which were requested by the Labour Party and collated by the House of Commons library, show average hourly wages have fallen 5.5% since mid-2010, …

Great Britain

Fast food strikes to massively expand: “They’re thinking much bigger”

<b>(John Minchillo)</b><p>Top union officials tell Salon the largest mobilization of fast food workers in U.S. history is about to get huge<p>Josh Eidelson<p>August 14, 2013 11:43am (UTC)<p>Fast food strikers will escalate their campaign within the next week and a half, according to the key union backing their recent …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Employment

Manchester Industrial Relations Society - Student Debate

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Zomby Posts 'With Love' Mini Mix

<b>Zomby</b> has posted a new video highlighting four tracks from his forthcoming album 'With Love'.<p>Equally one of the most vital and reclusive figures in …